A BUSY Worcester car park is set to close for half a day so a diseased tree at its entrance can be safely removed.
The 110-space King Street city centre car park, off Sidbury, will be closed on Wednesday (February 7) morning until 1pm.
No cars will be allowed to enter the car park after 11.59pm the night before.
The closure is taking place so the 18-foot high ash tree at the entrance can be safely removed. The tree is afflicted by the ash dieback fungus, and needs to be removed to avoid branches falling.
The City Council will work with the Worcester Environmental Group to re-use the timber from the tree as part of a play area project.
While the car park is closed, some maintenance work on other trees will also take place. This will create more space for the City Council’s vehicles to be able to clean the car park more thoroughly.
Alternative parking is available nearby at the City Council’s Clare Street and Commandery Road car parks.
Full details of all car parks are available at www.worcester.gov.uk/parking.