PARK CLAMPING WARNING
In past years press
reports suggested that a privately run car park in River Street
was 'over-zealous' in its use of wheel clamps. Visitors' cars
were clamped for exceeding their allotted parking time, or parking
slightly out of the marked bays. Fees to be released from the
clamps were reported to be £120. Visitors to the nearby
theatre were also clamped.
With the law now having
been changed, we hope that this problem no longer arises.
For more information
see our discussion area here
Park and Ride at Legoland
Park and Ride at Legoland is free, but
a charge is made for the bus into the town centre. The scheme
is by far the cheapest and easiest parking option for the town
centre although you should allow perhaps 30 minutes or more waiting
and travel time for the bus.
The Park and Ride at Legoland is open all
year round. Special LEGOLAND shuttle buses operate every half
hour for most of the day but only when Legoland is open (late
March to late October) when buses run every thirty minutes between
10am and 7pm. Stops are in Thames Street and in the High Street.
A bus service, 190, 191 and Green Line
Coach Service 702 operate between LEGOLAND and central Windsor
at the special Park & Ride Fares. These are long distant
bus services that pass by Legoland on their scheduled routes.
Park and Ride at the Home
Two car parks adjacent to the Home Park
are also served by a bus link at peak times.
For information about residents' permits
and visitors' vouchers please see the council's website or residents may
write to The Traffic and Transportation Unit, Town Hall, St Ives
Road, Maidenhead SL6 1RF.
Details about the Advantage Card scheme
and how to apply are also available on the council's website.
Edward Car Park from Arthur Road. Turn
right at the roundabout ahead. This is probably the most convenient
car park for disabled visitors due to its proximity to the castle
and shopping streets, plus less need to climb up the hill around
The entrance to King Edward car park. Note
the tight turn and narrow entrance before the service
road. Not one of Windsor's most attractive areas!
Above. The car park in Victoria Street.
Most convenient for shops in lower Peascod Street and St Leonards
Road. The entrance is at the back of the car park
The car park at Alexandra Gardens accessed
from Alma Road/Arthur Road traffic lights. This, with River Street
Car Park near Windsor Bridge, is the most convenient car park
for the riverside.
The far end of the car park at Windsor
Leisure Centre, west of the town centre. Access from the junction
in Maidenhead Road beside Windsor Boys School. Very convenient
for the river, although it is a ten minute walk into the town
Parking in Windsor
The effect of the new regulations
Revised parking regulations
came into force on Monday September 9th 2002 and within two hours
we received reports of parking ticket machines not switched on,
or if they were, residents' Advantage Cards were not being accepted!
not stop a small army of wardens (well, about 6) issuing tickets
to those motorists unable to purchase a valid parking ticket.
The system was up and running correctly later in the week.
machine at rest! Oxford Road, Windsor on day two, September 10th 2002
Effect of Parking Regulations
New parking regulations
came into force in Windsor on September 9th 2002. Windsor and
Maidenhead Borough Council claimed that the intention was to
encourage long term parking away from the town centre to make
available more short-term parking for visitors and shoppers.
In that respect, a month after the new regulations came into
force, it is now a great deal easier to park in shopping streets
such as St Leonards Road which goes to prove that most parking
was by employees in the town, electing to park for free all day,
rather than use the multi-storey car parks. In the main therefore
the plan has been a success and achieved its objective, although
to what extent parking fines and income from the black ticket
issuing machines around the town, is hard to say.
Complaints since the introduction of the scheme are
primarily about the length of permitted stay, where the 30 minute
limit closer to the town centre is not considered sufficient
to get to the top of the town and visit more than one or two
Letter to the Editor
from Councillor Keith Evans, Trinity Ward
14th October 2002
As one of a team of local Councillors that
had input to the new parking scheme , I would like to thank you
for your positive comments as to it's effect.
You correctly point out that whilst the scheme seems
to prove the on street spaces were used by office workers etc
parking illegally all day, we now need to attract Windsor residents
to use the newly available spaces.
I can reveal that inter alia we are going to increase
the waiting time in St Leonard's Rd to 1 hour and start the scheme
later at 9am, not 8am , when most residents have then gone.
I myself would like to see the scheme stop at 6pm
where there are churches such as Alma Rd and pubs such as the
Vansittart , and payment free with the Advantage card (but we
shall have to see what revenue the scheme produces before this
can be done).
Please let me know your findings and I will personally
let them be known.
Again my compliments on a very informative website,
Cllr. Trinity Ward