SIMEON STREET REC TO BECOME A PAY & DISPLAY CAR PARK THIS SUMMER

Simeon Street Recreation Ground in Ryde will become a Pay & Display car park for the summer months to enable beachgoers to park locally during the ongoing Southern Water works at Appley.

Repairs to a collapsed sewer, which have been underway since January, are set to continue until at least October. As a result, access to the main car park at Appley and surrounding on-street parking will continue to be blocked, significantly reducing the available parking in the area.

In an effort to encourage visitors to the seaside and to ensure they can park, Southern Water has worked with the Isle of Wight Council to open up off-street parking nearby.

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From next Friday (23rd July), motorists will be able to park at Simeon Street Rec with reasonable charges; £5 for up to 5 hours and £10 for up to 12 hours. Access will be via the bottom of West Hill Road.

It is currently unclear when the new arrangement will end, but it is presumed it will continue for the duration of the Summer holidays and into September.

The relocation of parking will likely mean a shift in where visitors descend onto the beach, which could boost local business in the Cornwall Slip area of Ryde – albeit to the detriment of those businesses at Appley.

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Sim,eon
Sim,eon
10 months ago

Hope they’re going to put matting down as the ground is very wet at the moment
and £5 and £10 certainly not a reasonable amount, that’s daylight robbery!

stephen
stephen
Reply to  Sim,eon
10 months ago

your not wrong there
all over the cotswolds parking is mostly free, if not free no more than £4 per day

mr kevin monaghan
mr kevin monaghan
Reply to  stephen
10 months ago

not in Burton on The Water!

Bonny
Bonny
10 months ago

Yes, still water logged in middle this morning.
Hope they not putting John Giddings in charge after his disasterous parking fiasco a few years back

JHVF
JHVF
10 months ago

Have a tow truck ready.

fred black
fred black
10 months ago

thats just disgusting how dare that park be used and ruined as a car park and charge such daylight robbery prices too

Oldbutalive
Oldbutalive
10 months ago

So is where the cars will park when the St Thomas Street car park is sold of to developers?

Lady Dunstanding
Lady Dunstanding
10 months ago

Absolutely disgusting! Land left to the children of Ryde, in perpetuity, to be used as a money spinner for the Council… Hollibobs sort should be encouraged to walk, not drive, if the Council is really concerned about environmental problems. Sickening! What with this decision, and the one to allow stables and a ‘sand school’ (holiday chalet, probably), this lot seems just as corrupt as the last.

Terry
Terry
10 months ago

Reasonable charges, !!!!!!, Is that some sort of a sick joke.

Chas
Chas
10 months ago

Ok so where is the local green space park being relocated to so the kids can run about on it during the school holidays? Or do we now have to drive to and pay to park somewhere else on the island now? Not great for the kids loosing their beach to the tourists over the summer anyway now theyve taken the grass away too!!

Feral Tom
Feral Tom
Reply to  Chas
10 months ago

You could try the beach?

Chas
Chas
Reply to  Feral Tom
10 months ago

There isnt any grass on Ryde beach. There is sand ill give you that but that sand will be full of the holidaymakers who are parking in park. If you dont have access to a garden these outdoor spaces are precious and shouldnt be passed off as a car park to make money from tourists. If theres nowhere to park on the seafront its not the local kids fault nor should that be made i to their problem! This is southern water and the councils problem they shouldnt make the kids loose their GREEN outside space.

Ryde Reader
Ryde Reader
Reply to  Feral Tom
10 months ago

Who wants to go there? It stinks, its a noisy building site and the men working there are rude!

Delboy
Delboy
10 months ago

I can understand a temporary provision of back-up car parking in lieu of the lost spaces on seafront and nearby due to the sewage works.
Obvious questions are:
1. Doesn’t this specific are flood regularly – if so, will a tractor (tow-truck may not be sufficient in waterlogged ground) be provided for retrieving cars ?
2. What are anticipated costs for ground repair and replenishment of lawn – whether through dry erosion (summer) or wet churning of deep vehicle ruts ?
3. Will repair and replenishment costs of the grounds be prioritised from the funds raised through removing this family park for (presumably) tourists ?
Basic questions.

Hope Springs
Hope Springs
10 months ago

How about a decent Park and Ride scheme (bus and railway stations adjacent)?

Ryde Reader
Ryde Reader
Reply to  Hope Springs
10 months ago

Southern water, in one of their missives suggested that they might do this. All ‘puff’ from a utility company again! Obviously not going to happen, no announcement of that I note! Just a thought where will the emergency helicopter land, if it needs to, during this time? Ryde residents being just being ignored as usual.

Karen Dilk
Karen Dilk
10 months ago

No where for dogs as beach out of bounds ??!!

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
10 months ago

it says recreation ground not car park –

if there is a shortage of spaces because of the sewage works, then why are they selling off other parking areas – clearly not thinking are they

Mermaid
Mermaid
10 months ago

This idea is just wrong.

Emma
Emma
10 months ago

This saddens me greatly. We should be maintaining and preserving our green spaces. This is a regularly used green space by many residents, dog walkers, children and visitors. To make such a decision without the respect or involvement of residents or users is unfair and unjust.

CLIVE COUTER
CLIVE COUTER
10 months ago

To put the other side of the coin, which know already will be voted down, if alternative parking is not provided where will they park, in streets around front, double parked? I visit Simeon rec practically every day with dogs, there are hardly any people there most days, except kids playground which presume will remain anyway.. view something in the round for once, and it’s only temporary and there are plenty of other walks for my dogs. Ok avalanche of knee jerk reaction .. go..

Vivien Wade
Vivien Wade
Reply to  CLIVE COUTER
10 months ago

Yes but is it “temporary”

Vivien Wade
Vivien Wade
10 months ago

Oh here we go. Council sneaking in back door yet again .. greed for money and no thought or consideration for the residents of Westhill Road, already over run by cars parking on street because of parking fees

Vivien Wade
Vivien Wade
10 months ago

This is disgusting.. as a resident of Westhill Road.. I will fight this …
Something must be done here..

 

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