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Getting to the building
Self Help Nottingham's office is in Ormiston House, situated on Pelham Street which is a pedestrianised road in Nottingham City Council's Clear Zone.
Restricted Access Permits allow parking on Pelham Street for people who hold a Blue Badge and receive the Higher Rate of Disability Living Allowance. Applications can be made through Nottingham City Council.
All other vehicles are restricted and cannot enter the Clear Zone between the hours of 10.00am to 4.30pm, seven days a week. Vehicles can enter Pelham Street outside these hours for loading and unloading only (before 10.00am and after 4.30pm).
Vehicular access to Pelham Street:
- from Fletcher Gate, follow the road round to the left onto St. Peter's Gate and drive straight down following the tram lines. Instead of going left into Bridlesmith Gate, drive straight forward into the pedestrianed area, turning immediately right, next to the Barclays Bank. Drive (with vehicle hazard lights on) along the back of the Council House on High Street and turn right into Pelham Street.
Ormiston House is situated about half way along Pelham Street, on the right-hand side, between a men's hairdressers and the Pit and Pendulum pub, opposite Ladbrokes.
How to drive out of Pelham Street:
To exit Pelham Street drive straight forward and then turn left at the top into George Street. Drive to the end of George Street to the T junction where the one way system forces you to turn right onto Lower Parliament Street, left into Glasshouse Street and up towards Mansfield Road (A60).
Assistance to access the building
Anyone requiring assistance to walk to or access the building should make arrangements by ringing 0115 911 1662, Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm, in advance.
The Walkit website at: www.walkit.com has routeplanners for walking, including distance, times, calories used and environmental savings on CO2.
A map of Nottingham cycle routes can be obtained from Nottingham City Council, see their website pages at: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/cycling - who have also joined up with
Transport Direct so that you can plan cycle routes through their website. Once you are in Nottingham city, Self Help Nottingham has some internal cycle racks, there are external cycle racks on Thurland Street and cycle lockers are available at the nearby Fletcher Gate car park and at the Trinity Square car park for a charge of 60p per day.
There are bus stops on George Street, Milton Street and Parliament Street.
- George Street is the nearest with a short uphill walk and then downhill upon reaching Pelham Street.
- From Milton Street the walk is almost flat with a short uphill walk upon on entering Pelham Street.
- From Parliament Street the walk is almost flat with a short uphill walk upon entering Pelham Street.
Trams run regularly from the railway station. The nearest tram stop is on Fletcher Gate, which is one stop from the station, with a short downhill walk to Ormiston House.
For further information on public transport there is a
map of public transport routes provided by Nottingham City Council. You can also telephone Traveline on 0871 200 2233, Monday-Sunday, 8.00am-8.00pm
or visit the Traveline website.
Taxis are now allowed into Thurland Street for dropping off and picking up at any time. This is the nearest point to Ormiston House for vehicular traffic and is a short walk away including a short up-hill into Pelham Street. Thurland Street is accessed via Parliament Street, Broad Street, right into Carlton Street, right into George Street, left into Lincoln Street and left into Thurland Street.
The nearest taxi rank is on Carlton Street but isn't used 24 hours. The next nearest is on Wheeler Gate, just off the Market Square.
Fon-a-Car, private hire is situated on George Street/Parliament Street corner and can be contacted on 0115 924 0240.
- Thurland Street
There are dedicated spaces for blue badge holders on Thurland Street. Parking is allowed for 3 hours with no return within 2 hours.
- Barker Gate
Alternatively, there is dedicated parking on Barker Gate in the Lace Market. Barker Gate runs between Stoney Street and the Bowling Alley on Belward Street and is accessed either via Woolpack Lane and Stoney Street, or via Plumtre Street or Hollowstone into Stoney Street. The walk from Barker Gate to Ormiston House is a little longer and includes both up and down hill walking.
There is on-street pay and display parking around the city with pay machines close by. Broad Street and Heathcote Street are the closest on-street parking areas to Pelham Street. On-street parking is free after 6.00pm. The nearest public car park is on Fletcher Gate.
For further information visit the Nottingham City Council website parking pages at: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/parking.
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Page updated: 5 July 2012