car parking

Car Parking & Road Closures

Beggars Fair day is the busiest Saturday of the entire year in Romsey. If you need to drive, then Romsey has numerous and capacious car parks.

Test Valley Council’s list of Romsey car park tariffs page details all the costs. Generally 2 hours is £1.60, 4 hours £2.70, and all day £5.90. Charges apply 8:30am to 4pm. After which it’s free everywhere.

The long stay car park at Romsey Rapids is £2.10 for all day parking. However as you get 4 hours free, turn up at 12 noon and the rest of the day….is free!

NOTE! Don’t be temped to park at Aldi for more than 2 hours, as you will get slapped with a big bill for overstaying your welcome.

The Beggars Fair Team has arranged additional car FREE parking at:

  • Romsey School SO51 8ZB (10am – 8pm)
    PLEASE NOTE: Romsey School car park will close and the gates locked at 8pm prompt!

Disabled Parking

Disabled parking is suspended in Church Place and The Hundred.
Disabled badge holders may park for free in any TVBC carpark (not Aldi) for three hours but must display clock card displaying arrival time.
War Memorial Park is all level access, but there is very limited parking in that area.

Road Closures

Please note the following road closures in operation on the day:-

  • The Hundred from Caffe Nero -> The Phoenix (10am to 7pm)
  • Latimer Street from Lortemore Car Park -> The Phoenix (10am to 7pm)
  • Church Place (8am to 6pm)
  • NEW South-bound on Church Street from the junction with Portersbridge Street (8am to 6pm)

All the available car parks on the day (2 hours, 4 hours and all day) and the 4 road closures are all shown on the Google map below.

The parking spaces in Church Place will be unavailable as this the location for the Abbey Acoustic Stage. Well usually that’s true but in 2019 there are shipping containers stacked like Lego there.

 

Beggars Fair 1998
Beggars Fair 1998