On-street parking charges will be introduced later this year

Proposals to install Pay and Display machines on some of the city centre's streets were approved today, Wednesday 9 August 2017.

The scheme will include nominal charges for short stays in the heart of the city. Parking charges will apply and cost 50p for up to half an hour and £1 for up to an hour stay. The following streets will be subject to the charges:

  • Aubrey Street
  • Bridge Street
  • Broad Street
  • Gaol Street
  • Harrison Street
  • King Street
  • St John Street
  • St Owen Street

Disabled badge holders will be unaffected by the charges and they will continue to be able to park for free whilst displaying their badge.

Councillor Barry Durkin, cabinet member, transport and road said:

"Hereford City is going through a period of change. The refurbishment of the city centre continues to protect the city's unique features and creates an attractive, safe place for shoppers and pedestrians. We want to keep improving the area and encouraging walking, cycling and bus use. This means that we can't continue to endorse free car parking in the historic core.

Whilst I appreciate that some journeys into town are inevitable, we need to encourage more use of off-street parking wherever possible for longer stays. We will charge a nominal amount for half hour stays to encourage a better supply of short-stay parking for those who have to run errands within a short space of time, as you might during your lunch hour.

These are exciting times for the city, with new infrastructure being delivered which will bring new homes and new opportunities, a new university and a strong retail landscape. We need to ensure the city compares to its regional counterparts, is modern and ready for expansion and growth."

More information on the scheme can be found on the council's website on the parking pages.

Published: Wednesday, 9th August 2017