Thursday, February 24, 2005

It's Eastwood on Saturday

A few notes about reaching Eastwood on Saturday. For more please look at

From M1 travelling South:

At junction 27, leave the motorway (A608), signposted 'Heanor'. At roundabout take 3rd exit A608. Past the Sandhills Tavern to a T junction
signposted 'Brinsley' 'Heanor'. Going through Brinsley will take you to Eastwood. At the lights turn left onto Nottingham Road. Look for the Fire Station on your right, then turn 1st right into Chewton Street. Ground is 150 mts on your right

From M1 travelling North:

Exit junction 26. At roundabout take exit onto A610 'Ripley' Leave the A610 at the first junction signed 'Ilkeston' Turn right at junction onto B6010, following the signs for' Eastwood'. Look for 'Man In Space' pub. Turn 1st left after the pub into Chewton Street. Ground is 150 mts on your right.

It has been pointed out by the Eastwood Town webmaster that there may be a few problems with roadworks. They suggest:

Basically, M1 Junction 26 onto A610 Ripley - 1st exit signed Ilkeston/Eastwood. At roundabout turn right onto B6010 and follow signs to Eastwood. Hereford fans are to be in the Plumptre Way end. I imagine the street parking will be limited because traffic will be being diverted down Plumptre Way due to roadworks in the town centre. I would also imagine that is where coaches may be parked......There is only one turnstile in the Plumptre Way end, so arriving early may be the best bet!

There will portable loos and also burger bar specifically for the Bulls fans. As far as I know there will be no access to the clubhouse before or during the game, but there are plenty of pubs nearby if drinks are required.

Rail travel:

This may not be very easy firstly because of weekend maintenance work and also because of the Nottingham/Derby game which also takes place on Saturday causing possible congestion at the station.

In any case the train station at Nottingham is about 15 minutes from the bus station, and it might take around 20 minutes to travel out to Eastwood.


This is £8 for adults and £4 for concessions. The Eastwood site says that for the visit of Hereford Utd they had to reach agreement between their level of £5/£3 and the "Bulls" level of £13/£7.

Car Parking:

We understand that as the ground is to be segregated on Saturday, Hereford United supporters will need to park and enter the ground from the Plumptre way end.

There are major roadworks in place around the county including Eastwood Town Centre, so allow yourself plenty of time as the M1 could be busy especially around Junction 25.


Hereford (4/7), Draw (5/2), Eastwood Town (9/2)

Meanwhile Eastwood were to play Brigg last night but the game was postponed due to poor weather conditions. At present the game looks like being on, as conditions are set to improve, but it will be muddy.

"Expect a ploughed field rather than Wembley! Remember Edgar Street in the 70's?" was a comment from Eastwood.