Kent Spitfires vs. Somerset: Parking Update

Thursday 24th June 2021

Men’s First Team

Vitality Blast

Kent Spitfires vs. Somerset: Parking Update

Due to recent heavy rain, and further rain forecast over the weekend, the Club can confirm that the parking field at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School will be unavailable on Monday 28 June for Kent Spitfires’ Vitality Blast match against Somerset.

Alternative parking is available as follows:

  • New Dover Road Park & Ride, Canterbury – CT1 3EJ
    •  The Club has arranged for extra shuttle services with additional pick-up and drop-off at The Spitfire Ground.
    • The car park and shuttle bus is operated by Canterbury City Council. Charges apply
      • A frequent shuttle bus service will operate with drop-off and pick-up points outside The Spitfire Ground
      • Full COVID protocol are in place to ensure that this service can operate safely for all passengers. Masks will be required at all times on the shuttle buses
      • Once you have a Park & Ride ticket, you can also use Stagecoach services 15, 16 or 17 – just show your Park & Ride ticket to the driver. Timetables can be found at the bus stop.
    • Park & Ride will have buses running up until 23:00 to go back to New Dover Road Park & Ride.
  • On-Street Parking
    • Parking rules will be in operation, please check before you leave your car that you are allowed to park in that area.

Kent Cricket CEO, Simon Storey, said: “The recent wet weather – with further rain forecast over the weekend – means that the risks of using the grass playing fields for parking are too high.

“We are fortunate to have Canterbury City Council’s Park and Ride Service located a five-minute bus ride away from The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

“It has been an invaluable part of our COVID-19 Return of Crowds plan on match days, with more buses being added by Park and Ride to manage the demand created by our Members and supporters on match-days.”

“We appreciate that parking is an important part of the match-day experience and we will be review the condition of the playing field next Tuesday, before our match against Surrey on Friday, and Members and supporters will be informed of any outcome.”