• Welcome to the ShrimperZone forums.
    You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which only gives you limited access.

    Existing Users:.
    Please log-in using your existing username and password. If you have any problems, please see below.

    New Users:
    Join our free community now and gain access to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and free. Click here to join.

    Fans from other clubs
    We welcome and appreciate supporters from other clubs who wish to engage in sensible discussion. Please feel free to join as above but understand that this is a moderated site and those who cannot play nicely will be quickly removed.

    Assistance Required
    For help with the registration process or accessing your account, please send a note using the Contact us link in the footer, please include your account name. We can then provide you with a new password and verification to get you on the site.

galvatron1983

Schoolboy
Joined
Jan 27, 2011
Messages
181
Location
Stratford, London
My girlfriend managed to grab a car after a pay rise at her work and Im trying to persuade her to drive us to games at Roots Hall now its possible. Can you still park in the Roots Hall car park for a fiver? As Ive always travelled in by train from Stratford I never bothered to investigate before. The OWS has no info on parking at the ground as far I can see...
 

DTS

The Business
Joined
Oct 25, 2003
Messages
16,173
Location
In a world of my own.
I think you can park at the school in Prittlewell chase for £5. To be honest you can park in the streets leading up to Roots Hall off the chase for free unless you are really late. I always done and if you dont mind a 5-10 mins walk you can park for free easily....
 

Pubey

Guest
The roads between Fairfax Drive and Westborough Road are always good, if you pick a one-way one it saves the problems that occur when some idiot wants to play chicken in the other direction.
 

Ricey

Scott Forbes No.1 Fan⭐
Staff member
Joined
Dec 21, 2003
Messages
34,306
Location
Braintree
I always park at Aldi and walk up. It's not to far of a walk and if you go the back ways through shopland you avoid all the traffic.
 

MK Shrimper

Striker
Joined
Aug 6, 2005
Messages
52,348
I park at Rayleigh as it's free and hop on the train. I wouldn't advocate fair dodging as it's very naughty, but I've never seen a ticket inspector and there's no barriers at either station.
 

Cricko

Zone Owner ⭐
Staff member
Joined
Oct 25, 2006
Messages
32,503
Location
Leigh-On-Sea
Just remember, everything south of West Road is pretty much residents only, which operates on a Saturday pm. The traffic wardens love it...

Yep I had at least 3 parking tickets there...the times and sides to park seem to change at random.
 

galvatron1983

Schoolboy
Joined
Jan 27, 2011
Messages
181
Location
Stratford, London
Cheers for the advice fellas, next home game Ill get there early and have a snoop about the streets in and around Rootsie, should be able to find something.
 

OldBlueLady

Junior Blues Coordinator⭐
Joined
Dec 27, 2007
Messages
48,333
Location
Benfleet
You can't park in RH anyway, you have to have a car park season ticket or permission to park (as a sponsor or using the boxes etc). We normally park in Gainsborough Drive or MacDonald Drive without any problem.
 

Tinks

Worlds Greatest Cook.⭐
Joined
Nov 17, 2006
Messages
5,565
Location
Eastwood
or you could try the parking at the Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue but it is a pay and display car park.
Word of warning the parking wardens are over zealous in Southend and becareful of the "spycar"
 

Gt Yarmouth Shrimper

President⭐
Joined
Aug 19, 2008
Messages
3,979
My mum lives on Oaken Grange Drive and we park there (only a 10 minute walk from RH) and we normally get a cup of tea and a sandwich when we come down. You are quite welcome to join us for a tenner.
 

sufc_tom

Striker
Joined
Jan 16, 2008
Messages
1,912
Location
Southend
My mum lives on Oaken Grange Drive and we park there (only a 10 minute walk from RH) and we normally get a cup of tea and a sandwich when we come down. You are quite welcome to join us for a tenner.

I live there as well! You must run there as it takes us about 15-20 mins to get there!
 
Top