After a two year hiatus the Amateur London Irish Mini Festival will once again be staged this coming Sunday, 24th April. In previous years, the inconsiderate parking by visiting parents has caused problems in nearby roads, often preventing residents from leaving or entering their driveways.
As in previous years, and for what it's worth, the Club has written to all competing clubs asking that they comply with the arrangements for parking which are as follows:
"No parking will be available at the London Irish Hazelwood ground. Kempton Park will provide all Festival parking. The designated entrance is the main entrance on Staines Road East. Marshals will be on hand to collect monies and direct you to overflow parking facilities if required. In addition they will direct you to buses which will transfer you to the Hazelwood ground which is a ten-minute bus ride from Kempton Park.
"Buses will carry shelters and kit.
"Out of consideration to residents in the immediate area please do NOT park in adjacent roads. A number of adjacent roads are too narrow to allow residents to park on, or leave, their houses because turning out of, or into, private drives becomes impossible if festival attendees park on the street.
"The police are likely to remove any cars that cause an obstruction for emergency vehicles or are blocking residents’ driveways".
It is hoped to have a number of signs (illustrated) available on the day.