The following information is for supporters who are travelling to watch the Spireites in action at Sutton United on Saturday.
Venue: Knights Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, SM1 2EY.
This match is not segregated. Visiting supporters' coaches are asked to drop off their passengers in Collingwood Road and visitors should then enter the ground via the Collingwood Rec turnstiles. The car park is permit-holders only.
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Travel along the M25, exiting at Junction 8. Then travel north on the A217 for about 15-20 minutes. Ignoring signs for Sutton itself, stay on the A217 to the traffic lights by the Gander Inn (on the left) and turn right into Gander Green Lane. The Borough Sports Ground is about 200 yards up this road on the left-hand side. If you reach West Sutton Station, you have gone too far.
On matchdays, the club car park is for car park ticket holders only. Parking is available in local side streets (please park considerately) and in town centre car parks a 5-10 minute walk away from the ground.
West Sutton railway station is adjacent to the ground. It is served by Thameslink trains via Wimbledon or Sutton. Exit West Sutton station and turn right into Gander Green Lane and the ground is about 100 yards further along.
The 413 Hoppa service runs past the ground down Gander Green Lane. The bus will stop on request anywhere in Gander Green Lane. The bus leaves Sutton town centre from outside the main Post Office. The 80 route from Hackbridge to Belmont runs down Collingwood Road. The ground can be reached by taking the path through Collingwood Rec. Buses cost £1.20 for adults and 40p for children. All children under 11 travel free.
Traffic Commissioners guidelines - are followed as a matter of course.
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 eight passengers (ie 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 Operators 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.
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