As we head towards Turriff Show weekend it seems like an ideal opportunity to remind show goers of the parking restrictions that will be in place around Turriff.
Last year Police Scotland issued 42 parking tickets during Turriff Show for vehicles which were parked in restricted parking areas or on verges.
It is worth noting that it is a specific offence to drive or park other than a road, so parking on the grass verges is not be permitted regardless of any parking restrictions that may or may not be in place.
To ensure the safety of road users, pedestrians, residents and visitors, the following roads around Turriff will be subject to parking restrictions during Turriff Show on 2 & 3 August.
- Station Road
- Queen’s Road
- Cross Street
- Duff Street
- Fife Street
- Banff Road – Both sides from the town gateway signs at Millmoss to the entrance to the caravan centre
- B9024 Bridgend Terrace – both sides from Station Road to Kinnermit Farm
- Castlehill – both sides, whole stretch.
- Victoria Terrace – both sides, whole stretch
- Clifton Road – both sides, whole stretch
- Crown Street – both sides, whole stretch
- Balmellie Road – both sides, whole stretch
- Bowling Green Road – both sides, whole stretch
- St Congan’s Den – both sides, whole stretch
- St Congan’s Circle – both sides, whole stretch
- Market Street – both sides from Church Street to Forglen Crescent
- Thorneybank Road – both sides from Bridgend Terrace southwards for 250mtrs
- Bridge of Turriff – both sides, whole stretch from Bridgend Terrace Turriff
The map below shows in more detail where the parking restrictions are going to be placed.
There will be temporary no waiting restrictions in force on streets around the Turriff Show ground again this year. These are in place to maintain the flow of traffic and to ensure that there is always access to the showground for Emergency Services.
Last year a number of parking tickets were issued with particular areas being Victoria Terrace, Bridgend Terrace, the access road to the sports centre and all grass verges in this area.
People raised concerns that historically they had been permitted to park on grass verges around Bridgend Terrace and the Sports centre. Police have received complaint from local residents about people parking here so will be enforcing this legislation robustly. It is a specific offence to drive/park other than a road, so parking on the grass will not be permitted. Signage will be in place confirming this for the duration of the show.
Concerns were also raised that several ‘no waiting’ cones had been moved which resulted in people being unaware of the temporary waiting restrictions. Police will regularly check the cones placement, but would like to emphasise that if you see any cones on a road, there will be a no waiting restriction in place and you should not park there.
I would strongly urge everyone to use the excellent parking provided at small cost by the show organisers. The traffic management system In place has prevented queues when entering and exiting show parking and there will be a disabled badge holders area close to the showground.
Designated parking for Turriff Show is prominently signed along the A947 and visitors are advised to follow these signs and use the parking facilities provided rather than trying to find free parking elsewhere and risk getting a parking ticket.