Wedding cars vetoed in high street ban - even to council wedding venue

Wedding cars vetoed in high street ban - even to council wedding venue

Wedding cars vetoed in high street ban - even to council wedding venue

First published in Colchester by

EVERY bride dreams of making a grand entrance to her wedding by pulling up in a luxury car.

But the high street car ban makes no exception for wedding vehicles, even for ceremonies at the council’s town hall.

Wedding car companies said the council has shot itself in the foot and couples will book elsewhere.

The council said it has parking accessible through the Dutch Quarter and will review it in the first six months of the trial.

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9:59am Mon 25 Feb 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Yeh, like every bride would relish the thought of arriving via the back door!

Definitely an Own Goal for the Council, or will they, after Six months make an exception that will suit their own needs?
Yeh, like every bride would relish the thought of arriving via the back door! Definitely an Own Goal for the Council, or will they, after Six months make an exception that will suit their own needs? Say It As It Is OK?
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10:13am Mon 25 Feb 13

ICareCol says...

Hopefully, the same ban will apply to all visiting VIP's arriving in Colchester!!

Sorry Your Majesty, but if you round the back we'll let you in!!

Excellent.
Hopefully, the same ban will apply to all visiting VIP's arriving in Colchester!! Sorry Your Majesty, but if you round the back we'll let you in!! Excellent. ICareCol
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10:13am Mon 25 Feb 13

jeffbridges says...

Oh dear, the best day of a girls life in ruins.
no big entrance for new brides now,
just an afterthought tradesmans entrance to be used perhaps.
Quite simply not on this exclusion is it,
it needs someone with a bit of foresight to be enabled to issue a pre arranged pass for entry into the verboten zone for special occasions.
perhaps a wedding carriage in the form of a bus would work?
the 1970`s on the buses comedy springs to mind here.
Oh dear, the best day of a girls life in ruins. no big entrance for new brides now, just an afterthought tradesmans entrance to be used perhaps. Quite simply not on this exclusion is it, it needs someone with a bit of foresight to be enabled to issue a pre arranged pass for entry into the verboten zone for special occasions. perhaps a wedding carriage in the form of a bus would work? the 1970`s on the buses comedy springs to mind here. jeffbridges
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10:17am Mon 25 Feb 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

The CBC website makes no mention of not having vehicle access from the High Street! It also says there is disabled parking in the High Street!

There won't be after 17 March. Isn't that be confusing for anyone planning a wedding at the Town Hall.
The CBC website makes no mention of not having vehicle access from the High Street! It also says there is disabled parking in the High Street! There won't be after 17 March. Isn't that be confusing for anyone planning a wedding at the Town Hall. Say It As It Is OK?
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10:28am Mon 25 Feb 13

Taj says...

Clear out all the local politicians and town planners in Colchester and Chelmsford between them they have systematically destroyed my home town.
The proposed ban is not going to work properly without a viable ring road and a Park and Ride.
I now visit the town centre less than 6 times a year ,it is a dump with not very much to offer.
Clear out all the local politicians and town planners in Colchester and Chelmsford between them they have systematically destroyed my home town. The proposed ban is not going to work properly without a viable ring road and a Park and Ride. I now visit the town centre less than 6 times a year ,it is a dump with not very much to offer. Taj
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10:29am Mon 25 Feb 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

jeffbridges wrote:
Oh dear, the best day of a girls life in ruins.
no big entrance for new brides now,
just an afterthought tradesmans entrance to be used perhaps.
Quite simply not on this exclusion is it,
it needs someone with a bit of foresight to be enabled to issue a pre arranged pass for entry into the verboten zone for special occasions.
perhaps a wedding carriage in the form of a bus would work?
the 1970`s on the buses comedy springs to mind here.
And if CBC grant themselves special dispensation then the same will have to apply to The George Hotel and any other High Street venue that hosts wedding receptions.
[quote][p][bold]jeffbridges[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, the best day of a girls life in ruins. no big entrance for new brides now, just an afterthought tradesmans entrance to be used perhaps. Quite simply not on this exclusion is it, it needs someone with a bit of foresight to be enabled to issue a pre arranged pass for entry into the verboten zone for special occasions. perhaps a wedding carriage in the form of a bus would work? the 1970`s on the buses comedy springs to mind here.[/p][/quote]And if CBC grant themselves special dispensation then the same will have to apply to The George Hotel and any other High Street venue that hosts wedding receptions. Say It As It Is OK?
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10:49am Mon 25 Feb 13

TheCaptain says...

True it would need to be all venues.

However I'm assuming that cars will be able to reach the side of the town hall which means the bride will have to walk an extra 20 yards!!
True it would need to be all venues. However I'm assuming that cars will be able to reach the side of the town hall which means the bride will have to walk an extra 20 yards!! TheCaptain
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11:14am Mon 25 Feb 13

James 1 says...

How stupid can this councl be ?
Of course they will "review" it but I guarantee it will be sooner than six months when they realise the loss of revenue from functions such as weddings.

What about guests for the Oyster Feast "Round the back darling" We'll see !!
How stupid can this councl be ? Of course they will "review" it but I guarantee it will be sooner than six months when they realise the loss of revenue from functions such as weddings. What about guests for the Oyster Feast "Round the back darling" We'll see !! James 1
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11:20am Mon 25 Feb 13

crazy comments says...

Taj wrote:
Clear out all the local politicians and town planners in Colchester and Chelmsford between them they have systematically destroyed my home town. The proposed ban is not going to work properly without a viable ring road and a Park and Ride. I now visit the town centre less than 6 times a year ,it is a dump with not very much to offer.
Your dead right there Taj, Colchester is a dump. I moved away thank god, to a far better place that im now proud to live in.
[quote][p][bold]Taj[/bold] wrote: Clear out all the local politicians and town planners in Colchester and Chelmsford between them they have systematically destroyed my home town. The proposed ban is not going to work properly without a viable ring road and a Park and Ride. I now visit the town centre less than 6 times a year ,it is a dump with not very much to offer.[/p][/quote]Your dead right there Taj, Colchester is a dump. I moved away thank god, to a far better place that im now proud to live in. crazy comments
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11:32am Mon 25 Feb 13

angryman!!! says...

so its a dump but you feel the need to write on the local rags comment page about cars being banned from hight st, your life sounds great!
so its a dump but you feel the need to write on the local rags comment page about cars being banned from hight st, your life sounds great! angryman!!!
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12:46pm Mon 25 Feb 13

wellnow says...

Our town is a first rate example of the institution being controlled by its most inadequate inmates.
Our town is a first rate example of the institution being controlled by its most inadequate inmates. wellnow
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1:21pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Ritchie_Hicks says...

I was married at the Town Hall. Pulling up outside the building in our wedding car, outside the Town Hall of the town I have lived in most of my life, was great ad added to the whole experience. I hope this doesn't happen.
I was married at the Town Hall. Pulling up outside the building in our wedding car, outside the Town Hall of the town I have lived in most of my life, was great ad added to the whole experience. I hope this doesn't happen. Ritchie_Hicks
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1:37pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Taj says...

angryman!!! wrote:
so its a dump but you feel the need to write on the local rags comment page about cars being banned from hight st, your life sounds great!
Thanks angryman,actually my life has been and still is great as some of the few people that know who I really am can confirm.
I have travelled to and worked in many of the worlds trouble spots and can only confirm my thoughts about the town .
It is dangerous at times mostly filthy and run down, fortunately I rarely need to visit the town centre.
Sadly I am too old to re mortgage and move away so I will bide my time and continue to enjoy the right to express my views from the comfort of my armchair on my day off.
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: so its a dump but you feel the need to write on the local rags comment page about cars being banned from hight st, your life sounds great![/p][/quote]Thanks angryman,actually my life has been and still is great as some of the few people that know who I really am can confirm. I have travelled to and worked in many of the worlds trouble spots and can only confirm my thoughts about the town . It is dangerous at times mostly filthy and run down, fortunately I rarely need to visit the town centre. Sadly I am too old to re mortgage and move away so I will bide my time and continue to enjoy the right to express my views from the comfort of my armchair on my day off. Taj
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8:25pm Mon 25 Feb 13

WivRes says...

It appears one can still be driven in a taxi, an opportunity for a local firm to have a special car for hire?

These restrictions are neither one thing nor the other; either close the High Street and reinvent it, or allow it to take the pressure off the other roads in the area.
It appears one can still be driven in a taxi, an opportunity for a local firm to have a special car for hire? These restrictions are neither one thing nor the other; either close the High Street and reinvent it, or allow it to take the pressure off the other roads in the area. WivRes
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10:23am Tue 26 Feb 13

co4 says...

"It is dangerous at times mostly filthy and run down, fortunately I rarely need to visit the town centre."

Absolute garbage.
"It is dangerous at times mostly filthy and run down, fortunately I rarely need to visit the town centre." Absolute garbage. co4
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10:36am Tue 26 Feb 13

Ritchie_Hicks says...

co4 wrote:
"It is dangerous at times mostly filthy and run down, fortunately I rarely need to visit the town centre."

Absolute garbage.
No, it isn't! Up until 18 months ago I lived right next to the town centre. Some roads such as Queen Street and Military Road are disgraceful some days - drunks walking around with trophu dogs off the lead letting their animals foul all over the place, people fighting and swearing, rubbish everywhere. Yet move outside of the town centre and it rapidly changes. I love Colchester, but the area around the town centre is rapidly declining, which is why we moved out. Sadly, many people can't afford to.
[quote][p][bold]co4[/bold] wrote: "It is dangerous at times mostly filthy and run down, fortunately I rarely need to visit the town centre." Absolute garbage.[/p][/quote]No, it isn't! Up until 18 months ago I lived right next to the town centre. Some roads such as Queen Street and Military Road are disgraceful some days - drunks walking around with trophu dogs off the lead letting their animals foul all over the place, people fighting and swearing, rubbish everywhere. Yet move outside of the town centre and it rapidly changes. I love Colchester, but the area around the town centre is rapidly declining, which is why we moved out. Sadly, many people can't afford to. Ritchie_Hicks
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10:54am Tue 26 Feb 13

Bert_Stimpson says...

I'm tempted to start writing a sitcom about council incompetence. Some of the decisions and policies are comedy gold at the moment. The Thick of It meets Twenty Twelve in a local government setting. Maybe I could get a grant from Firsts*ite to finance the project?
I'm tempted to start writing a sitcom about council incompetence. Some of the decisions and policies are comedy gold at the moment. The Thick of It meets Twenty Twelve in a local government setting. Maybe I could get a grant from Firsts*ite to finance the project? Bert_Stimpson
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1:45pm Tue 26 Feb 13

O rly? says...

I think the car ban is so daft, just another nail in the coffin for the High Street
I think the car ban is so daft, just another nail in the coffin for the High Street O rly?
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2:17pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Ritchie_Hicks says...

O rly? wrote:
I think the car ban is so daft, just another nail in the coffin for the High Street
It worked well in Chelmsford, which eventually became pedestrianised.
[quote][p][bold]O rly?[/bold] wrote: I think the car ban is so daft, just another nail in the coffin for the High Street[/p][/quote]It worked well in Chelmsford, which eventually became pedestrianised. Ritchie_Hicks
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4:01pm Thu 28 Feb 13

MrsWeasley says...

I think it's quite sad that they won't make exceptions for wedding cars! I got married at the town hall and they kindly put cones out for our two vehicles to be able to park right outside. After our ceremony we walked outside and straight into the vehicles to be waved off by our family and friends, it was lovely! Having to walk around the corner wouldn't have spoilt our wedding but it would have made me think twice about booking it there! It's a shame,
It's not like there's weddings there everyday of the week!
I think it's quite sad that they won't make exceptions for wedding cars! I got married at the town hall and they kindly put cones out for our two vehicles to be able to park right outside. After our ceremony we walked outside and straight into the vehicles to be waved off by our family and friends, it was lovely! Having to walk around the corner wouldn't have spoilt our wedding but it would have made me think twice about booking it there! It's a shame, It's not like there's weddings there everyday of the week! MrsWeasley
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