Cheaper Worcester car parking is now here

Cheaper Worcester car parking is now here

Cheaper Worcester car parking is now here

First published in News Worcester News: Tom Edwards by , Political Reporter

PEOPLE in Worcester are being reminded that cheaper car parking prices came into force today.

The city council's special three-month offer - which is expected to be made permanent in the autumn - includes a flat rate of £1 after 7pm and 40p for half-an-hour at selected sites.

It also includes four hours for £5 at Copenhagen Street, Cornmarket and Providence Street compared to the old price of £6, and six hours for £7.50 at the same sites compared to £10 before yesterday.

Coach parking at Croft Road car park, by the city's riverside, has been halved from £10 to £5.

Among the other reductions is £3 for cars to park for six hours at Croft Road, compared to £5 before.

Councillor Marc Bayliss, deputy leader and cabinet member for economic prosperity, said: "This is good news for Worcester and is a key element in our drive to ensure our city enjoys a healthy retail and tourism economy.

"It should also reduce the congestion in side streets, as people find it more appealing to use our car parks again."

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10:43pm Mon 21 Jul 14

paulchandbrush says...

They will need free parking after they close Park and Ride,oops course their will be no parking spaces anyway
They will need free parking after they close Park and Ride,oops course their will be no parking spaces anyway paulchandbrush
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11:42pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Jabbadad says...

Well I expect Marc bayliss will have an answer when the City becomes gridlocked, being helped by this political Gimmick.
Well I expect Marc bayliss will have an answer when the City becomes gridlocked, being helped by this political Gimmick. Jabbadad
  • Score: -8

12:02pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Jabbadad says...

When in opposition we heard the CONservatives criticising all the decisions taken by Labour, including carparking and the "onetrick pony" of the Tories Council Tax.
SO will we now also see the decision taken by the labour council who were following CONservative policies to reduce the single occupation discount, be reversed by the current City Council.
Comments please?.
When in opposition we heard the CONservatives criticising all the decisions taken by Labour, including carparking and the "onetrick pony" of the Tories Council Tax. SO will we now also see the decision taken by the labour council who were following CONservative policies to reduce the single occupation discount, be reversed by the current City Council. Comments please?. Jabbadad
  • Score: -6

11:48pm Tue 22 Jul 14

speak your mind says...

Will the hospital carparks now follow the same principle?!!!!
Will the hospital carparks now follow the same principle?!!!! speak your mind
  • Score: 1

12:27am Wed 23 Jul 14

Jabbadad says...

Don't hold your breath, I paid £4.50 thinking that I would be over 2 hours for an X-Ray appointment and I was in and out in less than 1 hour, but no refunds.
Don't hold your breath, I paid £4.50 thinking that I would be over 2 hours for an X-Ray appointment and I was in and out in less than 1 hour, but no refunds. Jabbadad
  • Score: -1

9:19am Wed 23 Jul 14

ACBLive says...

I got stitched up this year with a £25 parking fine that became £157 paid to a bailiff at £56 a month for 3 months. I don't park on 45 minute zones unless I really have to. Adrian Gregson did nothing to rein in the over zealous parking wardens. They had two to book my car! Worcester retailers are the losers!!! £157 is a lot of dead useless money and now they want more people to appeal (ha) I did on genuine medical grounds but because it wasn't one of the four grounds allowed for appeal it escalated from £25 to £75 and then £157. If i want to see a film now, I go to Cineworld, Cheltenham or Empire Cinemas at Great Park, Rubery. Apart from Papas Caffe in New Street, I avoid everything else and park away from the city and walk. But still in the end, Worcester retailers are the losers!!! £157 was a lot of money at a time when I was suffering real financial hardship and no benefits to underwrite this bureaucratic nonsense. So Worcester and Adrian Gregsons lazy socialists have made an enemy of me which I will continue to remind them of!!!
I got stitched up this year with a £25 parking fine that became £157 paid to a bailiff at £56 a month for 3 months. I don't park on 45 minute zones unless I really have to. Adrian Gregson did nothing to rein in the over zealous parking wardens. They had two to book my car! Worcester retailers are the losers!!! £157 is a lot of dead useless money and now they want more people to appeal (ha) I did on genuine medical grounds but because it wasn't one of the four grounds allowed for appeal it escalated from £25 to £75 and then £157. If i want to see a film now, I go to Cineworld, Cheltenham or Empire Cinemas at Great Park, Rubery. Apart from Papas Caffe in New Street, I avoid everything else and park away from the city and walk. But still in the end, Worcester retailers are the losers!!! £157 was a lot of money at a time when I was suffering real financial hardship and no benefits to underwrite this bureaucratic nonsense. So Worcester and Adrian Gregsons lazy socialists have made an enemy of me which I will continue to remind them of!!! ACBLive
  • Score: 0

9:44am Wed 23 Jul 14

Hwicce says...

ACBLive wrote:
I got stitched up this year with a £25 parking fine that became £157 paid to a bailiff at £56 a month for 3 months. I don't park on 45 minute zones unless I really have to. Adrian Gregson did nothing to rein in the over zealous parking wardens. They had two to book my car! Worcester retailers are the losers!!! £157 is a lot of dead useless money and now they want more people to appeal (ha) I did on genuine medical grounds but because it wasn't one of the four grounds allowed for appeal it escalated from £25 to £75 and then £157. If i want to see a film now, I go to Cineworld, Cheltenham or Empire Cinemas at Great Park, Rubery. Apart from Papas Caffe in New Street, I avoid everything else and park away from the city and walk. But still in the end, Worcester retailers are the losers!!! £157 was a lot of money at a time when I was suffering real financial hardship and no benefits to underwrite this bureaucratic nonsense. So Worcester and Adrian Gregsons lazy socialists have made an enemy of me which I will continue to remind them of!!!
So you parked illegally, got caught, decided to fight it on spurious grounds, didn't pay, and then got a higher fine.

And you think that's the Council's fault?
[quote][p][bold]ACBLive[/bold] wrote: I got stitched up this year with a £25 parking fine that became £157 paid to a bailiff at £56 a month for 3 months. I don't park on 45 minute zones unless I really have to. Adrian Gregson did nothing to rein in the over zealous parking wardens. They had two to book my car! Worcester retailers are the losers!!! £157 is a lot of dead useless money and now they want more people to appeal (ha) I did on genuine medical grounds but because it wasn't one of the four grounds allowed for appeal it escalated from £25 to £75 and then £157. If i want to see a film now, I go to Cineworld, Cheltenham or Empire Cinemas at Great Park, Rubery. Apart from Papas Caffe in New Street, I avoid everything else and park away from the city and walk. But still in the end, Worcester retailers are the losers!!! £157 was a lot of money at a time when I was suffering real financial hardship and no benefits to underwrite this bureaucratic nonsense. So Worcester and Adrian Gregsons lazy socialists have made an enemy of me which I will continue to remind them of!!![/p][/quote]So you parked illegally, got caught, decided to fight it on spurious grounds, didn't pay, and then got a higher fine. And you think that's the Council's fault? Hwicce
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11:36am Wed 23 Jul 14

Jabbadad says...

ACBLive I think you will find that Worcesters Traffic Wardens became more Active / Hostile when the CONservatives , but particularly Simon Geraghty threw the Disabled off the St SWithun Street parking and gave the spaces to the Taxis, in an attempt to a) seen as some to perhaps appease them in the Cathedral Ward, b) to resolve the Taxi's Parking where they want to problems. This was the time when Simon demonstrated how CONservatism cared for the Vulnerable and Elderly.
The Wardens had a Field Day booking everybody who made errors in parking when the actual painted lines & disabled signs in St Swithun Street differed to the very small signs on the Posts, disabled visitors to this city were seen as fair game, and it was mentioned unofficially that there was a league chart in operation among the Female Wardens. While this was going on all the Traffic Wardens were walking past the Taxis that were also parked illegally. These problems were mentioned to Andy Chinn traffic warden supremo, who in all fairness did a lot more to address the Disabled parking problems than Geraghty or the CONservatives.
What were the outcomes, a) Labour won the Cathedral ward seat, b) the Taxi's who occupy the previous Disabled spces, but not when they twice daily leave the Ranks empty to go for prayers at the Mosque,it would be interesting if this action was in their License agreements? But the Taxis still park where and When they like.
And hundreds of parking tickets were issued with the Disabled being fair game, for such trivial infringemnts as the Clock Not being set to the right time on the Blue badge, or not completely visable.
ACBLive I think you will find that Worcesters Traffic Wardens became more Active / Hostile when the CONservatives , but particularly Simon Geraghty threw the Disabled off the St SWithun Street parking and gave the spaces to the Taxis, in an attempt to a) seen as some to perhaps appease them in the Cathedral Ward, b) to resolve the Taxi's Parking where they want to problems. This was the time when Simon demonstrated how CONservatism cared for the Vulnerable and Elderly. The Wardens had a Field Day booking everybody who made errors in parking when the actual painted lines & disabled signs in St Swithun Street differed to the very small signs on the Posts, disabled visitors to this city were seen as fair game, and it was mentioned unofficially that there was a league chart in operation among the Female Wardens. While this was going on all the Traffic Wardens were walking past the Taxis that were also parked illegally. These problems were mentioned to Andy Chinn traffic warden supremo, who in all fairness did a lot more to address the Disabled parking problems than Geraghty or the CONservatives. What were the outcomes, a) Labour won the Cathedral ward seat, b) the Taxi's who occupy the previous Disabled spces, but not when they twice daily leave the Ranks empty to go for prayers at the Mosque,it would be interesting if this action was in their License agreements? But the Taxis still park where and When they like. And hundreds of parking tickets were issued with the Disabled being fair game, for such trivial infringemnts as the Clock Not being set to the right time on the Blue badge, or not completely visable. Jabbadad
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