TEMPORARY TRAFFIC AND PARKING RESTRICTION INFORMATION
As with any event of this nature, the increase in numbers of people arriving in the area has potential issues. In order to minimise traffic nuisance to local residents a temporary one-way system has been developed for event days. This will be repeated for 2017 and will be in effect along Hurlingham road on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th.
The scheme is designed to help reduce traffic congestion and vehicle conflicts and improve the flow of traffic, allowing safe access for local residents and event attendees.
As in previous years, parking suspensions will be in force on the south side of Hurlingham Road from the entrance to the park to Broomhouse Lane for the three days of the event. The one way system reduces the number of suspended parking bays by 50%.
Please see the plan below for details of the one-way system and parking suspensions. The scheme will be monitored by Council Officers in collaboration with the Police and we are confident it will minimise any traffic and parking problems during this popular event. Sportgate International Ltd apologises for any inconvenience during Chestertons Polo in the Park 2017 event period and would like to thank you in advance for your patience.
Additionally, to aid direction to the park, Sportgate International Ltd have hired 3 x VMS (Variable Message Signs) to be placed on the approach to the entrances to the park for event days. VMS signs are the familiar roadside signs using LEDs to create worded messages. These messages can be easily changed and the signs will be programmed to guide people to and from the event, as well as conveying important messages about reducing noise levels, avoiding littering and not drinking in the streets.
PUBLIC ACCESS TO HURLINGHAM PARK DURING THE POLO EVENT PERIOD
The Council aims to keep as much of the park accessible for as long as possible and residents will be able to continue to use many of the park facilities during normal park opening times. Due to the size of the event, the construction of the site will start on Saturday 27th May 2017. There will be no work on-site on Sunday 28th, and the park will remain fully open during this time. On Monday 29th May work will continue, and from this point on access to the park for the public will be limited until the event has finished and the site fully cleared – this is to be completed by Friday 16th June 2017 at 1800hrs.
As has always been administered since 2011, an area of the park will be left open to the public for as long as possible. This area includes the tennis courts and extends along the northern end of the park just inside the touch line of the northern most 5-a-side football pitch up towards the Hurlingham Road. This area will be kept open until late on Sunday 4th June, at which point the whole event area will become a secure site.
CHESTERTONS POLO IN THE PARK – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A summary of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be displayed here, on notices around Hurlingham Park and on www.lbhf.gov.uk/polo
The official Chestertons Polo in the Park website is: www.polointheparklondon.com or telephone 0208 614 7090.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s website is www.lbhf.gov.uk/polo. Local press will be publishing updated information in the run up to the event
For further resident enquiries, please contact Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s Event Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0845 337 0314.