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Shoppers offered free parking in city centre

Worcester Editorial 19th Feb, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

FREE parking at one of the city’s major car parks is being offered to shoppers and visitors.

Bosses at Worcester City Council are offering the incentive at St Martin’s gate multi-storey car park from tomorrow (Thursday) to Sunday as part of an ongoing campaign to stress Worcester was open for business.

The devastating floods forced the closure of the only traffic bridge and hit traders hard, so the council have taken these steps to promote the city centre as a great shopping and leisure destination.

Coun Adrian Gregson, leader of the council, said: “Even though our city centre has been open for business throughout the floods, we know all those images of the swollen river put people off coming to our great city.

“Offering free parking during half term week and at the weekend will support the message that Worcester is open for business and promote our city’s fantastic range of shops, cafés and restaurants.

“The clean-up is underway, but one of the reasons Worcester copes so well in situations like this is because the people of our great city will not let this beat them.”

St Martin’s Gate car park, on City Walls Road, has 796 spaces and the ground floor is open 24 hours a day. The other floors are open 7am to 9pm.

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