Drivers advised about car parking ahead of Tour de France

Motorists in Epping have been advised to park in off-street car parks the day before the Tour de France

Motorists in Epping have been advised to park in off-street car parks the day before the Tour de France

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Epping Forest

Drivers have been advised to be mindful of where they park their cars ahead of the Tour de France coming through Epping Forest on July 7.

Essex County Council has advised that vehicles parked on Palmers Hill and the High Street in Epping may need to be moved before 4pm on July 6.

Any vehicles left parked on Palmers Hill and the High Street are at risk of being moved if they are obstructing the event organisers from building the infrastructure needed for the sprint section.

Motorists attending the Epping Show or visiting restaurants and pubs in Epping on July 6 will be able to park for free in the off-street Cottis Lane and Bakers Lane car parks.

There is more information about road closures at LeTourEssex.com.

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8:58am Wed 25 Jun 14

local 1 says...

The town crier delivered to homes in the Epping Forest area is full of details about the Tour de France, and for a lot of local people this is about as much of the race they will see. Access from some areas of the borough are impossible , unless camping out overnight in Epping or access to the central line.
The town crier delivered to homes in the Epping Forest area is full of details about the Tour de France, and for a lot of local people this is about as much of the race they will see. Access from some areas of the borough are impossible , unless camping out overnight in Epping or access to the central line. local 1
  • Score: -10

8:54pm Wed 25 Jun 14

myopinioncounts says...

I wanted to use a local removal firm but was told by them that they were unable to trade on the 7th due to the Tour de France. How much money is being lost by local businesses on that day? Only fast food outlets are likely to make money.
I wanted to use a local removal firm but was told by them that they were unable to trade on the 7th due to the Tour de France. How much money is being lost by local businesses on that day? Only fast food outlets are likely to make money. myopinioncounts
  • Score: -4

7:49am Thu 26 Jun 14

local 1 says...

myopinioncounts wrote:
I wanted to use a local removal firm but was told by them that they were unable to trade on the 7th due to the Tour de France. How much money is being lost by local businesses on that day? Only fast food outlets are likely to make money.
I imagine the people who have down marked these comments either live out of the area, or do not want to see the race and find themselves on the wrong side of the main route, or without a need of a local service. Just a reminder, no buses,no service to main station.no taxis,no removal services,no delivery services, no access for locals unless parked overnight in Epping (any empty spaces will be taken at crack of dawn by commuters and early comers).Staff unable to get to work,schools shut, those parents then unable to go to work.
The race comes through middle of day, but whole day closed .This does not happen in other countries. Roads shut shortly before events and re-opened shortly after. Anyway, down marker have a nice day .
[quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: I wanted to use a local removal firm but was told by them that they were unable to trade on the 7th due to the Tour de France. How much money is being lost by local businesses on that day? Only fast food outlets are likely to make money.[/p][/quote]I imagine the people who have down marked these comments either live out of the area, or do not want to see the race and find themselves on the wrong side of the main route, or without a need of a local service. Just a reminder, no buses,no service to main station.no taxis,no removal services,no delivery services, no access for locals unless parked overnight in Epping (any empty spaces will be taken at crack of dawn by commuters and early comers).Staff unable to get to work,schools shut, those parents then unable to go to work. The race comes through middle of day, but whole day closed .This does not happen in other countries. Roads shut shortly before events and re-opened shortly after. Anyway, down marker have a nice day . local 1
  • Score: -2

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