FREE parking is being introduced across Wychavon’s car parks in Droitwich from tomorrow until the new year.
The district council has taken the decision to help residents who need to pick up essential items during the lockdown and businesses forced to close as part of the restrictions when they reopen in December.
Parking regulations for on-street parking bays and double yellow lines still apply and will be enforced.
NHS and social care staff and official community volunteers can park for any length of time in on-street parking bays as long as they are on official duties and are showing a valid ID. Valid ID includes a photocopy of an identity badge, with sensitive information removed, or a letter on an official letterhead.
Wychavon District Council leader Coun Bradley Thomas said: “Nobody wanted another lockdown, but it’s necessary to get infection rates down, protect our NHS and save lives.
“Providing free parking is just one way we are supporting residents and businesses through this challenging period.
“We will be providing further business support grants once we have received the money and detailed guidance from the Government, and we are once again working with our voluntary and community sector to support the vulnerable.
“We will get through this, we will build back stronger, but right now we need everyone to play their part and to follow the new national restrictions.”
Residents can visit wychavon.gov.uk/coronavirus for more information about how the new restrictions will affect them, Wychavon’s services and the help and support available.
People can sign up to alerts at wychavon.gov.uk/emailalerts to get the latest information.