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Great news for local Droitwich residents today, as plans to introduce free parking in Driotwich car parks are unveiled. Wychavon’s car parks have been chosen by the district council to be free of charge to aid locals with their shopping for essential items during the lockdown. This is hoped to reduce panic buying to save money, as well as to support local business’ trade when they re-open in December.

The free parking initiative is welcomed news from local residents and business owners alike, who feel this will really help with their day-to-day lives during and post-lockdown. This will also be great for the local economy once restrictions are eased and national travel is allowed, especially with Christmas just around the corner.

However, please note that unless you work for the NHS, are a social care staff member or are an official community volunteer, the on-street regulations still stand. If you fall into one of these three exemptions you must also be on official duty at the time of parking, and are displaying a valid form of ID.  This means that double yellow line regulations and parking payments for these locations will still apply if you do not meet exemption requirements.

Wychavon District Council leader, Coun Bradley Thomas says: “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.”

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