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MH Parking - Worcester
Planning to visit Worcester a few days ago, I checked the council website for info on MH parking. As the info given wasn't completely clear, I followed up with a phone call.
Out of fourteen council controlled car parks, only two were said to be free of height barriers. One was a designated as a car/coach/lorry park (Croft Road) with (I was told) bays suitable for larger vehicles. The other (Newport Street) had "standard" (car-sized) bays although it was permitted to park on two bays provided two tickets were purchased.
Newport Street - discounted because of quite restricted access from a busy one-way system (MHs under six metres might be OK). Car park area quite small, so you would have to be early or lucky to find two adjoining spaces.
Croft Road - again quite a small area with over a third segregated behind height barriers. The only larger bays visible were dedicated to coaches - the warden on site confirmed I would get a ticket if I parked in a coach bay.
Sitting in the Croft Road car park with nowhere to park, I called the council again. They were unable to tell me where the bays for larger vehicles were, but repeated that Croft Road was the designated car park in Worcester for motorhomes. After a lengthy conversation, ending up with the chap responsible for all car parks and traffic wardens in Worcester, I was finally given special dispensation to park in a coach bay at a flat charge of £5 for the day.
A final risk in Croft Road - around 6:30 pm the car park becomes a lorry park. As there are no lorry bays, the HGVs just park where they can fit. In a small parking area, the presence of a number of randomly parked HGVs makes getting to the exit a bit of a challenge, so remember to park facing the exit!!!