Information received from Gloucestershire Police for our away trip to Forest Green Rovers tomorrow afternoon, 3pm.
Forest Green Rovers Football Club
The New Lawn
GL6 0FG (Post code for sat-nav GL6 0ET)
Telephone 01453 - 834860
Directions from the midlands and the south
M5 exit at Junction 13
Follow the signs for Stonehouse and Stroud on the A419
Stay on the A419 until you reach Sainsbury’s’ in Stroud
At the roundabout (with Sainsbury’s in front of you) take the first exit and get into the right hand lane.
At the next roundabout take the third exit.
Continue along this road and with the Total petrol station on your right fork right at the Y- shaped traffic light junction.
Turn right onto the A46 at the t-junction and continue for approx. 3 miles. At the next roundabout take the right hand turn and go up the hill. The ground is on the left.
Away Supporter Coach Parking at Forest Green Rovers Football Club.
The club car park cannot accommodate more than three large supporters coach, therefore clubs planning to bring more than three large supporters coach should make contact with the club in advance and they will be accommodated at the local industrial site ‘Renishaw’ plc’.
Traffic Commissioners guidelines - are followed as a matter of cause.
The Traffic Commissioners’ Guidelines, together with the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol) Act 1985, as amended by the Public Order Act 1986, prohibits alcohol on a vehicle which :-
is either a public service vehicle or a vehicle adapted to carry more than 8 passengers (i.e., mini – bus) and ;
is being used for the principal purpose of carrying passengers for the whole or part of a journey to or from a designated sporting event.
Coach Operators are reminded to keep to the following new guidelines when carrying supporters to and from football matches :-
1. Coaches are not to stop within 10 miles of the venue either on route to or from the event unless prior agreement is obtained from the local Police Liaison Officer.
2. Unless directed otherwise by a Police Officer, coaches may not stop at premises where intoxicating liquor is sold unless it is sold as ancillary to a substantial meal.
3. Coaches are to arrive at the venue no earlier than two hours before and not later than one hour before kick-off.
4. Coaches are not to set down or uplift passengers at any unauthorised locations without prior permission of the police.
5. Coaches must leave the venue within one hour of the finish of the event.
The Commissioner has powers to attach conditions to operators’ licences in relation to journeys to and from football matches, but prefers to rely on co-operation between pperators and police.
The police have been asked to notify the commissioner of any incidents where the guidelines have not been followed so that he may consider whether any conditions should be imposed.
Away fans information
Forest Green Rovers play at The New Lawn, in the small town of Nailsworth, and were the longest serving members of the Football Conference having played at this level for the last 18 seasons.
The New Lawn was opened in September 2006 and has an imposed capacity of 4,800.
Away supporters are accommodated in the West terrace Stand which has capacity of 808. This is an uncovered Terrace.
The only bar in the immediate vicinity of the ground for away fans is a marque, situated within the stadium complex. This hosts only away fans and can accommodate 250. There are no other pubs within walking distance.
Please be advised that supporters turning up at the turnstiles drunk will be refused entry to the ground.
FGR; the world's first vegan football club, so you’ll get a very different food experience here at The New Lawn.
Instead of stodgy meat pies and chips, you’ll get freshly made fajitas, veggie burgers and our signature dish, the Q-Pie, a vegan pie made using leek and Quorn ingredients.
The food is delicious – and it’s healthy too. We won ‘Menu of the Year’ last year, and our Q-Pie even made the top three in the 2017 British Pie Awards.
And if you want something to drink with it, even the beer and cider we sell is vegan.
The whole stadium is ‘smoke free’. Any person found smoking in areas subject to restrictions will be ejected from the ground by stewards.
The best way to visit The New Lawn by car for a game is to use our Park and Ride service which is runs from local company Renishaw. With over 200 spaces that costs just £5 per car, it's the only way to guarantee a parking space hassle free.
This service can be found at Renishaw, Stroud Road, Nailsworth, GL5 5EY and usually operates 3 hours before kick-off with coaches travelling from the car park to the ground before and after kick off.
There is a small section of parking at The New Lawn and at Nailsworth School opposite the ground, but you have to get here pretty early to grab a spot – we’re a bit limited for space. It also costs just £5 to park in the stadium grounds.
If you want to avoid any parking costs, you can park in the centre of Nailsworth for free – but we’re at the top of a very steep hill, so only the fit and healthy should take on the fifteen-minute walk from town up to the ground. Generally, we advise away fans to travel by supporters’ coach or by public transport – that’s better for the environment too.
For supporters that choose to park in the local residential areas, we would please request you park with consideration for our neighbours and adhere to local parking enforcement.
The nearest railway station to Nailsworth is at Stroud, some 5 miles from the stadium.
Walk 3mins from the station to the bus stop outside Merrywalks Shopping Centre and catch the 63 bus to Forest Green which takes approx. 30mins.
The local 46 and 93 bus services from Stroud will also take supporters to Nailsworth.
For away supporters who required Wheelchair accessible seating, there are a very limited number available in our East Stand. Please contact the club direct.
Further information is available via these links