Residents and visitors have the opportunity to love Hereford just that little more, with a full afternoon and evening of free parking in Hereford.

On Saturday 11 February, parking will be absolutely free in all Council-owned car parks and on-street Pay & Display from 12noon.

Herefordshire Council have worked with city partners to designate the ideal time for the free parking offer, and this years it will coincide with a special event in the city centre organised by Hereford Business Improvement District (HBID).

Cllr John Harrington, Cabinet member for infrastructure and transport, said: “We’re glad to be able to offer an afternoon and evening of free parking for residents and visitors who want to show their love for Hereford this Valentine’s weekend. It’s always a pleasure to work in partnership with HBID to make Hereford a great place for residents and visitors, and as if our vibrant shops and businesses weren’t enough, the special event HBID are organising is added incentive for people to support our local traders by getting out and about and enjoying everything our city has to offer.

“Of course we would encourage people to do their bit for their physical wellbeing and the local environment by travelling in by foot or bike where possible, so as the free parking can be enjoyed by those who need it.”

Rhiannon Burns, Marketing & Projects Manager, Hereford BID, added: “Free parking is a hugely valuable addition to a day dedicated to championing the city centre. We warmly encourage visitors from around the county to take advantage of this offer and join us on 11 February as we celebrate Valentine’s, our wonderful city, and fantastic local businesses.”

For more information on parking, please visit our website.

Published: 24th January 2023