Retail leaders come together to promote the city

Representatives from Old Market, Hereford BID, Maylord Orchards and independent retailers, Tanners Wines and Fodder, have come together to champion Hereford being open for Christmas.

The significant improvement work taking place to the city’s roads will stop at the end of November until January 2018, to encourage shoppers into Hereford in the run up to the festive period.

The new City Link Road opens in mid-December, just in time for the busiest shopping period, providing access to Merton Meadow car park from Widemarsh Street and improved movement across the city centre.

Mark Hubbard, Fodder, said: “It's fantastic that the roadworks have been cleared in time for Hereford to have a great Christmas season! With access getting even easier when the City Link Road opens and extra parking in Merton Meadow, it looks like it will be another record breaking Christmas at Fodder and for all independent retailers.”

Alan Anderson, Centre Manager for Old Market, said: “We are delighted to support Hereford’s excellent retail offering and keeping the city open for Christmas. It’s a great initiative and kicks off our late night Christmas shopping and free parking period, taking place every Wednesday during the festive season at Old Market.”

Councillor David Harlow, Cabinet member for Economy and Corporate Services, added: “Hereford’s retail landscape is in healthy shape and we look forward to a prosperous Christmas shopping period. The city’s infrastructure and retail offer has been greatly improved over recent years and we will continue to see improvement and growth in coming years.”

For more information on free parking during late night shopping on Wednesdays and Hereford’s Christmas Markets, please visit the council's website.

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Published: Monday, 20th November 2017