Norfolk

Norwich City football coach parking changes spark concern

Elderly and disabled Norwich City fans have voiced concerns that possible changes to coach parking at Carrow Road would mean they could no longer attend games.

Several local companies said they had been told by parking stewards they could no longer drop passengers off or park at the ground from the next match.

The club said no arrangements had yet been confirmed.

It is currently assessing "best future solutions" for matchday parking.

Brian Howlett, who is elderly and partially disabled and uses a Reynolds service from Caister-on-Sea, said his coach driver had been told they would need to park 20 minutes from the ground before Saturday's game against Swansea.

Saturday match only

He said the walk for him and many of his fellow passengers would have been "impossible".

Fellow elderly passenger Tony King said it was eventually agreed the coach could park there for the Saturday match only.

Charles Reynolds, who runs Reynolds Coaches of Caister, said if enforcement went ahead which meant his coaches could not drive passengers close to the ground, it could leave the viability of the service "in question".

Another firm that said it had concerns from some of its passengers was Peelings Coaches, based at Tittleshall near Fakenham.

Norwich City said it would be in contact with relevant coach operators within a week to "inform them of future arrangements".

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