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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Evening patrols stepped up following residents’ concerns over illegal parking

Penalty Charge Notice

Worcester City Council civil enforcement officers are stepping up evening street patrols in a bid to crack down on illegal parking. The patrols have been stepped up following complaints from residents who are being encouraged to alert the parking team to areas where there is a problem. On just one evening last month, 41 £70 fines were handed out to...

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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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Parking patrols stepped up and drivers fined over misuse of taxi ranks


Worcester City Council civil enforcement officers have stepped up patrols in the city centre after a spate of complaints about illegal parking around taxi ranks. Forty eight drivers have received £70 fines this month alone for the misuse of taxi ranks in areas including Foregate Street, The Cross and Friar Street. Representatives of Worcester's tax...

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More electric vehicle charging points proposed for Worcester

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Proposals for more electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the city are to be considered by Worcester City Council's Environment Committee. A report to be considered on Tuesday 1 November sets out proposals of installing new charging terminals at car parks in Tallow Hill and King Street.The move will build on the success of the 12 EV charging poin...

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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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City Council invests £150,000 in giving Worcester a Christmas to remember

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Worcester City Council has invested around £150,000 to give the city a Christmas to remember this year – despite the new restrictions introduced in response to the Omicron variant. The funding is behind the decorations that are bringing joy and colour to the city centre and many of the major festive events across the yuletide season, including the ...

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Worcester’s festive parking offer for Christmas shoppers

Leader of Worcester City Council in car parking holding presents

Festive shoppers are being given a cracking deal by Worcester City Council in the run-up to Christmas. From Monday 6 to Friday 24 December 2021 inclusive, parking will be free after 3pm from Monday through to Saturday in all 14 of the City Council-run car parks in the centre of Worcester. Parking will also be free in them all day on Sunday 12 and S...

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Free parking for health workers, carers and volunteers to end on August 31

Copenhagen Street Car Park

The national temporary scheme that provided free parking to NHS workers, social care staff and NHS volunteer responders ended on 21 June this year, but Worcester City Council has kept it in place within the city. Introduced in April 2020 as part of the national response to the pandemic, the initiative has already been stopped by many other councils...

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