This information is from the organizer himself
There are no parking charges for ANYONE involved in the Blackpool Model Show. That includes anyone setting up on Friday, or attending the show on Saturday or Sunday, regardless of whether they are there as a club, trader or visitor.
When the parking charge came in earlier this year I started negotiating / haggling with the hotel & eventually we came to an agreement where for an extra fee I could have free parking for everyone at the show. Unfortunately this
came after the ticket prices & traders costs were announced & as the show is not run to make profit it is likely to mean that I will make a loss this year (hopefully a small one!) but I know what effect the parking charge would have on attendance,
so I felt that there was no option but to pay the extra.
The car park is monitored by cameras, so the number plates are recorded as vehicles drive in, so we need to collect numbers in order to pass them on to
the hotel to get them cancelled off the system. The way this will work is as follows:
On Friday: There will be a book in the main hall of the show where
those setting up will need to put their registration numbers, don't worry it will be easy to find.
On Saturday: There will be a book at the main entrance
to the show, so once people have paid to come in they can add their registration numbers. Parking for normal hotel visitors & guests that are not coming to the show is still charged at the normal rates, hence the book is after the pay desk.
On Sunday: The cameras (I'm told) will be turned off, so there will be no parking charges for anyone.
I intend to
put some signs up at the hotel car park to let those coming to the show know that they do not have to pay & there will be good signage inside the show itself.