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« Reply #60 on: August 01, 2017, 11:41:30 PM »

There will also be time limited loading bays for postmen, milkmen and other delivery drivers.

Well, that's a relief.  At least I should have some chance of delivering essential groceries to a Kemble village resident without being 'slapped with an ASBO', or whatever the local penalty for transgression might be.  Roll Eyes Shocked Grin

 
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« Reply #61 on: August 02, 2017, 11:14:00 AM »

ASBOs? Please... This is rural Gloucestershire - you'll be blackballed from the Polo Club instead  Cheesy

For those who are following developments, there's a neatly summarized update from Kemble & Ewen Parish Council on their publicly-viewable notebook page:

http://www.kemble.co.uk/images/ParishCouncil/Other/Parish_Notebbok_July_Aug_2017.pdf
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« Reply #62 on: September 13, 2017, 11:54:49 AM »

Can anyone confirm that the new car park is now operational?

We had a very lavish envelope and brochure from GWR drop onto the doormat today announcing "We heard you couldn't find a space at Kemble station..." and going on to explain the new facilities and charges, so I'm guessing it's either open or imminent.
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« Reply #63 on: September 13, 2017, 12:18:17 PM »

Can anyone confirm that the new car park is now operational?

Customer Panel last week - in GWR achievements, slide said "we have openED" past tense, and the speaker goig though the slides also used past tense.  So that's not a definite, but a further suggestion that it is open.
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« Reply #64 on: September 14, 2017, 01:04:37 PM »

Yes, the new car park opened for business on 31st July.

There are notices at the Station and in the car park itself.

Referring to earlier posts, it was agreed between CDC (Cotswold District Council), KPC (Kemble Parish Council) and GWR that the car park could open now with the Village Parking Scheme trundling on through its bureaucratic machinations at its own pace.

Previously, the opening of the car park was dependant on the Village Parking Scheme being implemented beforehand.

The only other action was for GWR to confirm (presumably after discussions with the DfT) that ongoing costs of the Parking Scheme would still be paid by future franchisees after the expiry of the present one.

GWR then withdrew their planning application to delay the traffic survey and the car park opened.

So far, I have noticed between zero and eight cars in the new car park at random times, (capacity 333), but we are not quite yet into the autumn season when the previous car parks were full and overcrowded.

There is still significant fly parking, so not every car driver is as altruistic as some hoped.

All in all, with a lot of prodding and poking, GWR have listened to local voices and have come up with a highly creditable scheme. The car park sits well into the topography and when the flora has grown, visual impact will be minimised as much as reasonably possible. Part of the planning permission granted includes maintenance intervals and routines so it should be kept clean and tidy.

I understand that the Opening jamboree will take place when the Parking Scheme is implemented.   
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« Reply #65 on: September 28, 2017, 11:00:23 AM »


So far, I have noticed between zero and eight cars in the new car park at random times, (capacity 333), but we are not quite yet into the autumn season when the previous car parks were full and overcrowded.

There is still significant fly parking, so not every car driver is as altruistic as some hoped.
 

I used the Kemble overflow car park for the first time on Tuesday. There were five other cars in it when I arrived at 08:00 and 23 when I returned at 16:45. Some of the bays at the front of the car park look like they have never been used.

Lovely car park (and a nice, landscaped, well-lit path to the station) and under half the price of Swindon Main. But at this rate it's going to be a long return on investment for GWR!
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