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Temporary closure at busy Worcester car park for tree removal

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A busy Worcester city centre car park is set to close for half a day next week so that a diseased tree at its entrance can be safely removed. The 110-space King Street car park, off Sidbury, will be closed on the morning of Wednesday 7 February until 1pm. No cars will be allowed to enter the car park after 11.59pm the night before. The closure is t...

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City centre car park to be spruced up for Christmas shopping season

Copenhagen Street Car Park

One of Worcester's most popular car parks is to be resurfaced, to get it ready for a busy Christmas shopping season. Copenhagen Street car park is just two minutes' walk from High Street and its 167 parking spaces are always busy. As a result, the car park's surface is subject to wear and tear. The City Council will be resurfacing the car park over...

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Plans for more solar panels on Worcester car park

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installProposals for more solar panels on the roof of a city centre car park will help Worcester City Council reduce its electricity costs, a report to be considered by councillors next week says. The report to the Policy and Resources Committee, which meets on Monday 16 October, sets out plans for installing five new sets of photovoltaic panels on...

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New electric vehicle chargers to be installed at Worcester car parks

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Work starts this week to create 20 new electric vehicle (EV) charging bays in Worcester car parks. Eight new charging bays are to be created in King Street car park, and a further 12 at Tallow Hill car park. Work was scheduled to get underway at King Street on Thursday 27 July, with Tallow Hill to follow from Friday 4 August. It is expected to...

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Card payments to return to Worcester car parks, five to go app-only

Copenhagen Street Car Park

Credit and debit card payments will be available again in Worcester City Council's car parks from next month, as new payment machines are installed. The City Council is working with new partner Metric Group to introduce the new machines, following problems last year that saw customers charged multiple times for card payments. Its 14 car parks have ...

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City Council car parks all awarded Park Mark

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Worcester motorists can park with confidence at any of the city council's 14 car parks, knowing that each has been awarded with a Park Mark under the Safer Parking Scheme. The Safer Parking Scheme is a national standard for UK car parks which have a low crime rate as well as measures in place to ensure the safety of both people and of vehicles. The...

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Worcester City Council ends car parks contract

Copenhagen Street Car Park

Worcester City Council has informed Flowbird, provider of the payment machines in its 14 car parks, that it is terminating the latter's contract. The decision has been taken by the Council's Policy & Resources Committee following a review of arrangements, including two major issues at Flowbird payment machines in Worcester car parks. In Septemb...

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Car park prices increase considered, to support services to Worcester residents

Parking space with newly painted lines

Worcester city councillors are to be asked to consider the first increase in car park charges in 14 years, in order to ensure services can continue to be delivered to residents. Prices at the 14 car parks operated by Worcester City Council have not gone up since 2009, and the Environment Committee is to be asked to support new prices that will stil...

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Work to improve Worcester’s car parks

Parking space with newly painted lines

With many Worcester residents on holiday during August, Worcester City Council is taking the opportunity to carry out important maintenance at some of the city centre car parks it operates, while fewer people are using them. Between Monday and Thursday next week (8-11 August) the Council will be repainting the parking space lines in some of the cit...

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