Dear Local Resident / Local Business,
I would like to inform you of the coach parking arrangements for the forthcoming Arsenal v Burnley FA Cup 5th Round match on Sunday 8th March 2009, Kick Off 1.30pm.
It is anticipated that there will be an increased number of coaches travelling from Burnley to Emirates Stadium on Sunday 8th March 2009. As with normal match days, Queensland Road and the Sobell Centre (both off-street parking) will be used to park supporters’ coaches.
However, in order to facilitate the extra number of coaches, we have agreed with both Islington Council and the Metropolitan Police that Hornsey Street will also be required to be used on Sunday 8th March 2009.
The location will be the north (By Tesco Metro/FitSpace Gym) side of Hornsey Street – up to 13 coaches.
The coaches are predicted to arrive between 2 - 4 hours before kick-off (i.e. between 9.30am and 11.30am) and they will leave Hornsey Street within one hour after the final whistle which will be at approximately 3.30pm.
Arsenal FC stewards will be deployed at Hornsey Street from 9.30am onwards to advise drivers to switch off their engines and air conditioning, direct spectators to the stadium and to assist the coaches into the parking spaces. Stewards will remain with the coaches until they depart ensuring the engines and air conditioning are switched off to minimise the impact on residents and businesses. There will also be a Police presence on the spectator route between Hornsey Street and Emirates Stadium before and after the match.
The parking bays will therefore be suspended for the whole day.
Please note that if a vehicle is parked in a suspended parking bay on a match day it can be subject to Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) and may be towed away to the nearest side street. In the unlikely event that your vehicle has been relocated please contact TRACE on 020 7747 4747 for its location.
We strongly advise that you check the parking signs on-street before you park any vehicle in the area. You can also call the new Arsenal FC match and event recorded information: 0844 931 22 11.
Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated and once again apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Chief Executive Officer