Norfolk

Norwich City drops coach parking ban plan

Proposals to refuse parking for coaches at Norwich City Football Club have been dropped until the end of the season, the club has confirmed.

Several companies said their drivers were told by stewards at City's last home game that they would not be able to drop off passengers or park outside Carrow Road from the next match.

The club said it had looked at altering its coach policy, but changed its mind.

An official said it would communicate any proposed changes better in future.

The news that the club was looking to change its parking policy had concerned some elderly and disabled coach users who got in touch with BBC Radio Norfolk, saying they would be unable to attend future games unless they were dropped off close to the ground.

'Great support'

Chris Bailey, Norwich City's head of stadium operations and supporter services, said the club had looked at altering where coaches could park because overall parking at the club had decreased.

But he added that it had reviewed the situation again and decided against the change for now.

"We've got great support at Norwich City and many of our fans have probably been coming for longer than I've been on this earth," said Mr Bailey.

"Clearly we want all of our fans to be able to get there and coaches are an efficient way of delivering people in this green age.

"We will do our best to make sure that we accommodate people as best as we can."

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