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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Online Flag Horsham 20 Jul 21 11.35am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Anyone who is planning on driving to collect/drop off should take careful note:
There is now a £5 charge for just dropping off.
All roads around the airport are now double red lines and there is a fine of £100 just for stopping.
In fact one person has been fined for driving to slowly! 2 members of staff, pulled up by staff car park to get their passes out of their bags, before proceeding into the Staff car park and have also been fined.
This is run bu outside contractors on behalf of Gatwick, who seem to have completely lost the plot.
I do know of one place that could be used to briefly drop off without issue. Please pm me if you require this information

 

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View stuckinbristol's Profile stuckinbristol Flag In the woodwork. 20 Jul 21 11.49am Send a Private Message to stuckinbristol Add stuckinbristol as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

Anyone who is planning on driving to collect/drop off should take careful note:
There is now a £5 charge for just dropping off.
All roads around the airport are now double red lines and there is a fine of £100 just for stopping.
In fact one person has been fined for driving to slowly! 2 members of staff, pulled up by staff car park to get their passes out of their bags, before proceeding into the Staff car park and have also been fined.
This is run bu outside contractors on behalf of Gatwick, who seem to have completely lost the plot.
I do know of one place that could be used to briefly drop off without issue. Please pm me if you require this information

Exactly the same at Lulsgate (Bristol). They have the cameras to get you stopping, but also have a camera van just driving around all day. It was £1 to drop off last year, and has gone upto £4 this year!

 

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View CPFC4THECUP's Profile CPFC4THECUP Flag WEST WICKHAM 20 Jul 21 12.04pm Send a Private Message to CPFC4THECUP Add CPFC4THECUP as a friend

Just stick a sticker on part of your front and back number plates before you drive in and take them off once you have left. Simples.

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 20 Jul 21 12.22pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

These are really heavy prices just to drop off at Gatwick and stiff penalties for stopping on the double reds.

Another reason I'm not keen on flying anywhere nowadays.

I remember, probably around the mid sixties, we used drive down to Brighton for the day. On the way back later in the evening, we'd leave the car at the side of the road (A23), by the airport and wander in for a coffee and a burger. Up to the observation area, watch a few planes take off and land then back to the car and drive home. No fuss.

Times they are a'changin'.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Online Flag Horsham 20 Jul 21 12.25pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by CPFC4THECUP

Just stick a sticker on part of your front and back number plates before you drive in and take them off once you have left. Simples.

There is barrier stopping you entering the drop off zone. Maybe that would work on outside roads though

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Online Flag Horsham 20 Jul 21 12.25pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

These are really heavy prices just to drop off at Gatwick and stiff penalties for stopping on the double reds.

Another reason I'm not keen on flying anywhere nowadays.

I remember, probably around the mid sixties, we used drive down to Brighton for the day. On the way back later in the evening, we'd leave the car at the side of the road (A23), by the airport and wander in for a coffee and a burger. Up to the observation area, watch a few planes take off and land then back to the car and drive home. No fuss.

Times they are a'changin'.

Yep used to do the same

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 20 Jul 21 12.30pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

Yep used to do the same

We're like birds on the same twig Spider, as Willo would say.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Online Flag Horsham 20 Jul 21 12.36pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

We're like birds on the same twig Spider, as Willo would say.

It certainly looks that way. I remember always laughing when we passed the sign to Pease Pottage, as you could not see any houses, now it is virtually a new town!

 

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View Wilesy01's Profile Wilesy01 Flag Bristol 20 Jul 21 12.55pm Send a Private Message to Wilesy01 Add Wilesy01 as a friend

Originally posted by stuckinbristol

Exactly the same at Lulsgate (Bristol). They have the cameras to get you stopping, but also have a camera van just driving around all day. It was £1 to drop off last year, and has gone upto £4 this year!

Didn't know they jacked it up £3!!!!

Thankfully there's that layby on the roundabout outside which will have to be the new drop off/pick up tactic!

 

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View Pierre's Profile Pierre Flag Purley 20 Jul 21 1.28pm Send a Private Message to Pierre Add Pierre as a friend

Originally posted by Wilesy01

Didn't know they jacked it up £3!!!!

Thankfully there's that layby on the roundabout outside which will have to be the new drop off/pick up tactic!

That won't last long then!!

 

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View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag Looking into the Future 20 Jul 21 1.41pm Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

I guess the MacDonalds and KFC car parks are busy now days. Along with the petrol station at Gatwick. Might as well drop them off there and pick up some lunch and the passengers can walk in.

Also what happens if you go through the barriers to the short stay car Park and drive straight through dropping people off at the out barrier?

Just found this on the website

"Anyone who does not wish to pay the forecourt charge will be able to drop off or pick up passengers in the airport’s long-stay car parks with two hours free parking and a free shuttle bus to the terminals. Follow the signs for 'North Terminal long stay'.

To drop off for free, drive to North Terminal long stay. Take a ticket at the barrier, and catch the free shuttle bus to the terminal. Once you’re ready to leave, simply scan the ticket on exit for free parking for up to two hours."

Edited by Apollofuzz (20 Jul 2021 1.48pm)

 


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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 20 Jul 21 1.56pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Does anyone have any info on whether 'Taxis' have to pay this charge? Any Taxi drivers can shed any light plz?

 


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