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m1cxf
15-04-2014, 20:26
Please be aware that the large car park at Cromford Meadow near Matlock Bath has know become a privately managed pay and display. The smaller carpark remains under the control of Derbyshire County Council and is still pay and display. The council managed car park I believe is cheaper too.


TJ

p.s. No concessions for Blue Badge holders on the large car park but free on the council operated one.

POI Admin
15-04-2014, 23:31
Is that the car park at the end of the canal, by the wharf?

mandrake
16-04-2014, 07:54
could be the rugby club field next to the council car park

m1cxf
16-04-2014, 20:16
It is the larger of the two. The one next to the rugby club. The one at the canal warf is run by the council and remains as before.

mandrake
16-04-2014, 21:17
yes used to be free ,gets full at weekends . as far as i know it belongs to a farmer .we stayed one night along with a couple other vans a fair few years back , next morning the farmer turned up accused us of being gypsies and really chucked a wobbly . i thought he was going to have a thromby threatend us with the police ,national guard and a plauge of biting bugs round our nether regions if we ever returned ,it was funny to see him go off on one

chasingcars
19-08-2014, 18:29
spent a night at cromford meadow trouble free on saturday - paid for a full day ticket and stayed until morning..woke up to the lovely view and a few earlywalkers.
There is a smaller less picturesque carpark opposite cromford mill which is better lit & closer to the road if you wish to catch buses or walk to matlock (cost 3.60) which i used a few weeks previously - again no problems
:drive:

2cv
20-08-2015, 22:11
All the council car parks in that area are covered by Car parks: Leisure and culture - Derbyshire County Council (http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/countryside_sites/car_parks/default.asp)
See clause 57 of http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/images/Clean%20version%20car%20park%20order%20inc%20sched ule_tcm44-160456.pdf which seems to be basically a blanket ban on overnighting in the many affected car parks.
I was recently approached by a very pleasant ranger in one of the car parks, he did point out the blanket ban.

frontslide
21-08-2015, 08:10
spent a night at cromford meadow trouble free on saturday - paid for a full day ticket and stayed until morning..woke up to the lovely view and a few earlywalkers.
There is a smaller less picturesque carpark opposite cromford mill which is better lit & closer to the road if you wish to catch buses or walk to matlock (cost 3.60) which i used a few weeks previously - again no problems
:drive:
Did you stay for the Scooter rally on Sunday?

frontslide
21-08-2015, 08:17
All the council car parks in that area are covered by Car parks: Leisure and culture - Derbyshire County Council (http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/countryside_sites/car_parks/default.asp)
See clause 57 of http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/images/Clean%20version%20car%20park%20order%20inc%20sched ule_tcm44-160456.pdf which seems to be basically a blanket ban on overnighting in the many affected car parks.
I was recently approached by a very pleasant ranger in one of the car parks, he did point out the blanket ban.

Cromford Meadows parking is not controlled by the council.

2cv
21-08-2015, 08:29
Cromford Meadows parking is not controlled by the council.

Thats a good point, one of the few car parks around there not covered by the order. Think I'd rather have a shouty farmer than a fine!

Many of the council ticket machines have been vandalised, leading to notices advising that parking is free.
The blanket ban on overnighting does seem absurd. With a few vans about maybe the ticket machines would be less vulnerable to vandals for example, might even deter a few of the less savoury activities that seem rife at night in some car parks.

frontslide
21-08-2015, 09:54
Thats a good point, one of the few car parks around there not covered by the order. Think I'd rather have a shouty farmer than a fine!

Many of the council ticket machines have been vandalised, leading to notices advising that parking is free.
The blanket ban on overnighting does seem absurd. With a few vans about maybe the ticket machines would be less vulnerable to vandals for example, might even deter a few of the less savoury activities that seem rife at night in some car parks.
We visit Cromford Wharf regularly and there are often 1 or 2 vans staying overnight it very rarely gets policed by the council and as you say after the machines were broken into they will probably be glad of vans staying.


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