We are aware that the last sale at Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice caused some unprecedented traffic and parking issues for the local community and for those travelling in the vicinity of the Hospice.
A larger than usual number of visitors to the sale, coupled with a significant area of parking space within the Hospice grounds which was unable to be used due to poor ground condition following wet weather, contributed to more cars parking in the village, on the roadsides and verges and creating traffic congestion on the roads surrounding the Hospice.
We want to assure our neighbours and the local community that we are meeting with representatives from Nettlebed Estates, the Parish Council and the Commons Conservators, and working with the Thames Valley Police Neighbourhood team to discuss steps we can take to help prevent similar issues occurring at the next and subsequent sales.
The sales at Nettlebed are an established and well supported event which provide an important source of income for the Hospice, enabling us to continue to provide the best possible care for those living with a life limiting illness. As such, we are working to ensure the sales continue to be an enjoyable and successful community activity for all those attending, support our work and cause the minimum disruption for the local community.
Head of Hospice Fundraising