The council operates 43 car parks throughout Herefordshire and as these are well used and important assets in local economies it is vital that they remain fit for our visitors and ensure continued growth countywide.

Herefordshire Council, as a member of the British Parking Association, considers factors such as accessibility and car safety as a priority when promoting the use of a car park in a local area.

The programme of enhancement works we are carrying out include works to improve signage and accessibility at Maylords car park, particularly for those parking with children – including 12 new parent/child spaces; Improving the car park surface and signage at Merton Meadow car park; Improvements to tackle anti-social behaviour and improve safety at Garrick Multi-Storey Car Park, as well as a new lighting system at the heavily used Plough Lane car parks.

Several car parks in locations throughout the county have also been identified as being in need of some minor enhancement, such as surface repairs, line markings or replacement drainage.

Chris Jenner, Assistant Director for Technical Services, said:

“The council is always striving to improve the general amenity of public car parks in a positive way for local communities. Car parks are an essential part of our vibrant local economic centres and it is critical that they are accessible, safe, convenient and easy to use.

“We are members of the British Parking Association and subscribe to the values of the Positive Parking Agenda, and so our priority with these works has been improving accessibility for parents and ensuring an environment where car park users feel safe.

“We are committed to improving your car parks, and we are delighted to announce this programme of works.”