December 12, 2017 at 5:01 pm #141870
At the rear of Tesco’s is a car parking area that is only really used at for a few days of peak shopping at Christmas , for the rest of the year it is largely unused. In the spirit of doing their bit for the local community couldn’t they be persuaded to allow coaches to park there after unloading in High Street. It provides excellent facilities for the drivers in that there are toilets and a cafe on site. Also people returning to the coach would also be able to shop and use facilities at Tesco. There were only approximately 70 coaches visiting in 2017 , just over one a week so not a huge number. No harm done by asking .December 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm #141872
The bit of land just off St Giles link road (where the Kings Arms pub was) could easily be levelled and surfaced. It would make an ideal coach park just outside the town centre.December 12, 2017 at 6:06 pm #141873
Looking at the photographs of the buses dropping off tourists/visitors in Wrexham High Street.
The buses belong to Straffords Coaches from Minera. Could it be they are dropping school children off to visit the Parish Church for a service?
I doubt very much if these children will spend £10k in the local economy on their visit.
As regards coach parking, how about the vacant piece of land at the bottom of Town Hill. This has been empty for years.
The Council have been looking for a coach park to my knowledge for the past three years, another three years will not make much difference. There again the number of meetings this problem incurs helps keep some people in a job.December 12, 2017 at 7:38 pm #141878
Are you talking about the old Cambrian Yard, off St Giles Way? That is in the ownership of the Council but they are looking for someone to develop it. It would make a good temporary coach park but would require some money spending on it. It also doesn’t provide any facilities for the drivers.December 12, 2017 at 8:02 pm #141879
At the rear of Tesco’s is a car parking area that is only really used at for a few days of peak shopping at Christmas , for the rest of the year it is largely unused.
Good idea. But a number of ‘islands’ will have to be leveled in the car park to enable the coaches to manoeuvre. It’s possible that damage could be caused to the surfaces in the car park if the tarmac has only been laid to a level deep enough to accommodate the weight of cars and vans. Coaches weigh anything between 4 and 16 tonnes.December 12, 2017 at 8:58 pm #141881
Are you talking about the old Cambrian Yard, off St Giles Way? That is in the ownership of the Council but they are looking for someone to develop it. It would make a good temporary coach park but would require some money spending on it. It also doesn’t provide any facilities for the drivers.
What facilities do drivers need? It is only a stones throw from the High Street. Have an arrangement with The Bank and give drivers a luncheon voucher. We are only talking about 1 or 2 coaches per week at most. Away teams to the football club bring on times possibly 5 coaches. There is no problem with them. Now the Council are dealing with it the problem gets out of proportion.December 12, 2017 at 10:10 pm #141884
Where do the football coaches park up ?December 13, 2017 at 10:54 am #141896
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