New parking charges have come into effect at the Old Market in Hereford today, with up to an hours parking now costing £1.60, an increase of 30p from the current cost.

The increase in charges for short stay parking will bring the Old Market’s charges into line with charges at other car parks in the city centre such as Gaol Street.

Your Herefordshire has put together a comparison in the costs to park at Old Market Hereford, as well as Crown Gate in Worcester and Gloucester Quays.

Hourly Parking Rates: Old Market Hereford (From 1st April) ‚Äď Free to park between 8pm-8am.

Up to 1 hour£1.60
Up to 2 hours£3.20
Up to 3 hours£4.80
Up to 4 hours£6.40
Up to 5 hours£8.00
Up to 6 hours£9.60
Over 6 hours£11.20

Hourly Parking Rates: Crown Gate Worcester (¬£1 overnight ‚Äď in after 5pm/out by 9am)

Up to 1 hour£1.20
Up to 2 hours£2.20
Up to 3 hours£3.20
Up to 4 hours£4.20
Up to 5 hours£5.20
Up to 6 hours£6.20
Sunday£1 All Day

Hourly Parking Rates: Gloucester Quays

0-2 hours£2.50
2-4 hours£5.00
4-6 hours£7.50
6-24 hours£12.00
Evening (6pm-3.30am)£2.50

With the ongoing cost of living crisis and anchor shops such as Debenhams and Outfit closing at Old Market, many people have reacted negatively to the increase in charges on social media. Your Herefordshire has approached British Land (Owners of Old Market Hereford) for comment.