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Elton John Parking

1 May 2014

Details confirmed for U's summer concert.

It is now only days until the Weston Homes Community Stadium and the town of Colchester welcome global superstar Elton John to play his first gig at the home of Colchester United.

A crowd of around 17,000 people are expected to descend on the Weston Homes to watch Elton in action on Sunday June 29th, in what will be one of Colchester’s biggest ever events.

Whilst the majority of tickets were snapped up by the people of the town, there will be thousands coming from further afield and the U’s, promoters Marshall Arts and the local authorities have put together an extensive travel plan to ensure that you can enjoy the day and get to and from the event in efficient fashion!

Over 8,000 parking spaces have been secured for the event, whilst the U’s will also be running a full shuttle bus service from Bruff Close, adjacent to Colchester train station.

All parking for the Elton John concert is now on sale and details for each of our car parking venues are on this page. It is strongly advised to book a parking spot in advance to ensure you are catered for on the day.

Please note that parking for Ardleigh, Essex House and Colchester Rugby Club will be via JUNCTION 29 on the A12 on the day.

To book your parking, contact us on 0845 437 9089 or book online by visiting www.colutickets.com.

Please note, if you lose your permit, you will be obliged to purchase a replacement at the same cost.

Ardleigh Car Boot Venue (CO7 7QR)
Buses will depart from 15:30hrs and at regular intervals until the start of the concert.

There are around 7,000 spaces available, which will cost £8 per vehicle, which includes a park and ride service to and from the stadium for the vehicle’s occupants, with disabled access on the buses provided.

This is now PAY ON THE DAY ONLY.

Return buses after the show will be from 21.30hrs until 23.45hrs.

Essex House, Colchester Business Park (CO4 9YQ) - THIS CAR PARK IS SOLD OUT
Buses will depart from 15:30hrs and at regular intervals until the start of the concert. 

There are 130 spaces sold here, which includes a park and ride service to and from the stadium for the vehicle’s occupants, with disabled access on the buses provided.

Tickets are now sold out for this car park.

Return buses after the show will be from 21.30hrs until 23.45hrs.

Colchester Rugby Club (CO4 9WJ) - THIS CAR PARK IS SOLD OUT
There are around 280 spaces available at the Rugby Club, which are now SOLD OUT. However, there will be no buses provided and access to the stadium will be on foot only. 

Shuttle Bus Service (nr Colchester Train Station, CO2 7EF)
Buses will depart from Bruff Close from 15:30hrs and at regular intervals until the start of the concert. 

The shuttle bus return ticket will cost £2 per person and disabled access will be available on the buses.

There are 1,358 parking spaces at Colchester train station – but this parking is not part of the event parking provided elsewhere and parking tickets must be paid for separately for your vehicle.

Return buses after the show will depart from the bus loop on United Way.

Cycling
There are around 100 cycle bays at the Weston Homes Community Stadium and these are available on a first come, first served basis.

DON’T FORGET YOUR CASH!
If you’re attending the concert, please note that there are NO CASHPOINT FACILITIES at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

If you wish to buy refreshments or event merchandise at the concert, please ensure that you have made plans to bring money with you.

TIMES FOR YOUR DIARY
The anticipated hours for this event are as follows :-

Gates Open:
16:00hrs
Support Act Begins: 18:00hrs
Concert Finishes: 21:40hrs
Last Bus: 23:45hrs

Parking Restrictions
Concert attendees should be aware that the immediate area around the Weston Homes Community Stadium is subject to a Parking Exclusion Zone.

Covering both existing Clearways and also nearby residential areas, these roads will be marshalled by Colchester United and Essex Police to prevent parking on roads not permitted under the Stadium Travel Plan.

Parking enforcement will be carried out, so you are advised to check signage and lines carefully. Note that the Clearway restriction is not marked by yellow lines - but is zoned within signs marked with a red cross on a blue background. 

Clearway means that you cannot stop to load or unload passengers, wait or park, and the restriction applies to the disabled drivers "blue badge". 

The following roads have a Clearway "No Stopping" restriction, which also extends to roadside verges and footways:

• Northern Approach Road;
• Boxted Road;
• Langham Road;
• Severalls Lane;
• Axial Way; and
• United Way.

Most other areas have either resident only parking restrictions or yellow lines. Residential areas subject to these restrictions include:-

* Mile End Road
* Nayland Road (particularly near the Dog & Pheasant pub)
* Turner Road 
* Mill Road

Marshalls will also be monitoring nearby residential estates such as those leading off from Mill Road onto the 'Roman Place' development to encourage safe parking in those areas.

Please respect the resident areas near the ground.

Owners of any vehicles contravening the parking restrictions could be liable for a Penalty Charge Notice (£70).


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