Worcestershire County Council have further parking details on their web site.
On 13th March 2009, a request was sent to Worcestershire County Council asking if it was possible to park a motorhome at the P&R sites in the county. On 16th March 2009, the council replied:
I am pleased to say we welcome motor homes to use our Park & Ride facilities in Worcester. We currently only have the one Park & Ride site at Perdiswell on the A38 to the north of Worcester. We are due to open our second site at Sixways near Junction 6 of the M5 towards the end of this year. There are then plans to open further sites around Worcester in the coming years.
The facilities at Perdiswell are open 07.00 to 19.00 Mondays to Saturdays. We operate a fast, convenient and comfortable bus service into the city centre at least every 10 minutes. Motor homes can park at the site either in the main car park or in the short stay car park if there is room. There is a height restriction barrier on the main car park, but if drivers of a motor home first park in the short stay car park and go to the office, the site officer will raise the height barrier and allow the motor home into the main car park. Driver and passenger then purchase a ticket from the ticket machines on the bus platform at the side of the main building. There are toilet facilities and waiting room in the main building. The site is manned and has CCTV coverage and Car Park Mark Safer Car Parking status. Customers can telephone in advance to speak to staff at the site to discuss what to do on arrival and give details of their vehicles to staff by ringing 01905 757692. Unfortunately, we do not currently allow overnight parking at the Park & Ride site, and we do not allow the cooking of food/washing up etc. on the car park at the site. Motor Homes will also be welcome at Sixways when it opens. The facilities at Sixways will be similar to those offered at Perdiswell.
P&R details can be found on the Worcestershire County Council web site Here.
On 11th January 2007, Bromsgrove District Council provided the following information:
Please note that I am only able to comment on Bromsgrove District Council operated car parks. In answer to your questions:
1. Height restrictions in car parks. Windsor Street, Recreation Road South, Churchfields, Hanover Street, all have a 2.1 metre height restriction.
2. Requirements for parking within bay confines (including any requirement for purchasing two parking tickets where the length of a vehicle means that it overhangs a second bay at its rear). Any vehicle must be able to fit in a bay measuring 2.4 by 4.8 metres, otherwise technically it is committing an excess charge offence.
3. Any provision of toilet and waste disposal facilities. None.
4. Any provision of spaces specifically aimed at motorhomes and/or caravans. None.
5. Any provision for (or ban on) overnight parking. The Order forbids this "Except as may be authorised in writing by the Council, no person shall use any part of the parking place or any vehicle left in the parking place: a) for sleeping or camping purposes;"
6. Restricted access caused by narrow roads/entrances. I am unable to comment until this statement is quantified.
7. Park & ride/public transport facilities. None.
Please note that there is also a 1.5 ton weight limit on all car parks operated by this Council.
Update 12 June 2007:
Some time after the initial reply from Bromsgrove District Council above it came to my notice that many other vehicles (e.g. large 4x4s) weigh in excess of 1.5 tons (some of the largest 4x4s even being heavier than many motorhomes). A further request for information was sent to the council asking for clarification. In response the council apologised for not quite getting the terminology right in the initial response and stated "The weight limit appears to relate to commercial vehicles as specified by the statement Motor vehicles not exceeding 1.5 tonnes unladen weight constructed or adapted solely for the purpose of carrying goods."
On 18th May 2009, in response to a follow-up request, the council provided the following information:
Further to your request dated 17th April 2009 regarding the parking of motorhomes, I can only give you information relating to off street parking as the council does not have responsibility for on street parking.
1. All vehicles must park fully within a designated bay (4.8m x 2.4m). If a vehicle cannot fit within a bay, it will be issued with an excess charge notice. We don't except multiple payments over multiple bays except for vehicles with trailers as we count the trailer as a separate vehicle.
2. Recreation Road South, Windsor Street, and Churchfields Multi Storey car parks all have height limits. All vehicles must fit within a 4.8m x 2.4m bay to be able to use the car park. Weight limits only apply to commercial vehicles.
3. Sleeping and eating are not permitted unless authorised in writing. As this would be dependant on vehicles meeting the requirements above, it is unlikely the Council would give this authorisation. Paragraph 14 of the parking Order is given below;
14. Except as may be authorised in writing by the Council, no person shall use any part of the parking place or any vehicle left in the parking place: a) for sleeping or camping purposes; b) for eating or cooking purposes; or c) for the purpose of servicing or washing any vehicle or part thereof other than is reasonably necessary to enable that vehicle to depart from the parking place.
Bromsgrove District Council have more information on their web site Here.
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On 12th January 2007 Malvern Hills District Council provided a spreadsheet of car parking information. This can be download in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format from here.
On 22nd October 2008, in response to a follow-up request, the council provided the following information:
Malvern Hills District Council have two public car parks that can accommodate Motor Homes:-
1) Hanley Road car park, Upton Upon Seven - we allow Motor Homes to park here overnight and one may eat & sleep in the vehicle. Should the vehicle extend over two bays then 2 tickets should be purchased.
2) Priory Road car park, Malvern - there are two car parks next to each other and Motor Homes should park in the larger right hand car park. Unfortunately no overnight parking is allowed here and again should the vehicle extend over two bays then 2 tickets should be purchased.
In Tenbury Wells there is a free public car park next to the swimming pool called Palmers Meadow, this is owned by Tenbury Town Council and there are parking bays there large enough for Motor Homes.
All the other car parks that we own are not large enough to accommodate Motor Homes.
Malvern Hills District Council have more information on their web site Here.
Users of this web site have provided the following information:
A copy from an email I received from Malvern council:
Thank you for using our 'Contact Us' e-mail facility with your enquiry. There are spaces in the long term car park which can be used. Priory North and Priory South are both good places although Priory South may be easier. Also Victoria Road. These car parks have grass verges which you can overhang the back of your vehicle over. I'm not sure if you know the area but if you go to our website Here there is an area map of Malvern. This map will show you were the car parks are situated. I hope this is OK for you. (Thanks to JW for providing this information on 29 January 2009).
Upton upon Severn
1) Entering town over the bridge from the east, turn right at the traffic island. There is a large car and lorry park almost immediately on the left with some extra-long spaces and there always seems to be plenty of space. (Thanks to TW for providing this information on 7 February 2007 - "Personally 'tested' within the last 3 years. Like anything else, changes may have taken place since my visit and charges WILL have risen!").
2) I have just spent a night in the car park at Upton on Severn. Not sure what the overnight charges are but free for disabled, plenty of lorries there, toilets open all night and fresh water tap over road from car park. (Thanks to AJB for providing this information on 29 May 2008).
3) The toilets on the car park at Upton upon Severn are closed at the weekend from 7pm. Not sure what time they re-open. (Thanks to AJB for providing this information on 31 July 2008).
4) Overnight parking by motorhomes has been tolerated for a few years at the Hanley Road car park at Upton on Severn. However, Malvern Hills DC have now said that as too many motorhomes were using the car park they would now be enforcing the Parking Order which prohibits sleeping, and overnight parking by vehicles other than HGVs and coaches. (Thanks to AC for providing this information on 3 March 2011).
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On 1st March 2007, Redditch Borough Council provided the following information:
Please note I am only able to comment on parking provided by Redditch Borough Council.
1. There is no specific parking provision for motor-homes and no provision for overnight parking for large vehicles in general.
2. Some surface parking owned by the Council is provided free of charge for users of four district shopping centres at Church Hill, Winyates, Matchborough and Woodrow, and at various Council Leisure facilities such as Sports Centres, Museum, and Parks. These car parks are not intended to be used for overnight parking for large vehicles.
3. The Council does not operate any pay and display car parks. The multi-storey car parks and pay-and-display surface parking in the town centre are privately owned.
4. At some Leisure facilities, including Parks, there are height restrictions at car parks and restrictions on overnight parking.
5. There is no provision of toilet and waste disposal facilities.
6. There is restricted access at some Leisure facilities.
7. There are no park and ride public transport facilities.
Also see the Worcestershire Council web site link at top of page for details of car parks.
On 29th October 2008, in response to a follow-up request, the council confirmed that the information above was still accurate.
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On 12th July 2006, the Tourism office at Worcestershire Council provided the following information: The only car park in Worcester with no height restriction is adjacent to the River Severn on Croft Road (Note. not the car park by Worcester Race Track but opposite Severn View Hotel).
On 15th January 2007, Worcester City Council provided the following information:
1. Height restrictions in car parks. There is a legal restriction of 6ft 6in on all the car parks apart from Croft Road all of which have height barriers except for Cornmarket Car Park and Newport St Car Park.The Park and Ride Site has the same restriction except there is a provision in the Short Stay area for Motorhomes to park.
2. Requirements for parking within bay confines (including any requirement for purchasing two parking tickets where the length of a vehicle means that it overhangs a second bay at its rear). Yes if two bays are utilised two tickets should be purchased.
3. There are no provisions for waste disposal of any kind.
4. There are no specific spaces for motor homes/caravans
5. There is not a specific order for overnight parking but there are legal restrictions on sleeping and preparing or cooking food for camping purposes.
6. Restricted access caused by narrow roads/entrances. As above.
Worcester City Council have more information on their web site Here.
On 22nd December 2008, in response to a follow-up request, the council stated that information on where motorhomes can park will be available from its website after 12th January 2009. As of 17th April 2009 all that could be found on inspection of the web site is a paragraph about half way down the Parking Service Charter page Here, headed "Where you can find us" which includes details about vehicle sizes and weights. This indicates that Croft Road car park is the only one where motorhomes can be parked.
On 17th April 2009, a request for clarification of the above was sent to the council and a reply was received
Thank you for your enquiry about parking Motorhomes in Worcester Council owned car parks. The proper answer is that the Off Street Traffic Regulation Order forbids the parking of any vehicle for the purposes of "camping" along with many other activities. Albeit the drivers of vehicles that just happen to be Motorhomes, may well park and do nothing else. i.e. leave the vehicle and go about their business, rather than use it to full advantage, such as eating and sleeping in it.
The main purpose of the car parks if for drivers to arrive, park, leave their vehicles and then go and do whatever it is they have arrived to do. i.e. shopping, going into town etc etc. In essence the vehicle is left "parked" and usually unnattended while the driver is away. The driver then returns and removes the vehicle, the space to be used by another vehicle and so on. The parking of motor homes or caravans for the purposes of sleeping there / setting up etc is not allowed. However, it is possible to purchase a ticket for the full 24 hour period and the vehicle may stand in one place for the full 24 hours.
Having said that, I must respond to the effect that Motor-homes as such are not overtly encouraged onto this car park. There are a limited number large vehicle spaces available and historically these have been occupied by L.G.V.s and mainly short stay P.C.V.
Users of this web site have provided the following information:
1) August 2006. Tesco supermarket at St Peter's Drive is easy to access and park in - though it was pretty busy on the Sunday when we went there.
2) I have just spent night at Croft Rd car park in Worcester. Free for disabled but toilets closed overnight. I checked with traffic warden, or whatever they are called now, and they said sleeping in motorhome was not a problem. (Thanks to AJB for providing this information on 29 May 2008). See response from the council on 17 April 2009 - sleeping in a motorhome is actually forbidden.
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On 15th February 2007, Wychavon District Council provided the following information:
1. Height restrictions in car parks. There are no height restrictions in any of the Wychavon car parks. See below for update.
2. Requirements for parking within bay confines (including any requirement for purchasing two parking tickets where the length of a vehicle means that it overhangs a second bay at its rear). The Parking order requires all vehicles to be parked within bay confines. If a motor home uses the car park it must park within 2 bays and purchase tickets to cover the 2 bays. With a restriction to use Long Stay car parks which are more accessible.
3. Any provision of toilet and waste disposal facilities. Public Toilets are situated in several of the car parks. There is no provision for disposal of waste water or toilet tanks. Household waste disposal can be taken to the amenity waste disposal site at Worcestershire County Council Hill and Moor site located outside Pershore.
4. Any provision of spaces specifically aimed at motorhomes and/or caravans. There are no spaces specifically aimed at motor homes or caravans.
5. Any provision for (or ban on) overnight parking. No provision for overnight parking.
6. Restricted access caused by narrow roads/entrances. Due to the nature of the area there are a number of areas with narrow roads and entrances.
7. Park & ride/public transport facilities. There are no Park and Ride facilities in Wychavon. Public transport is available.
On 3rd November 2008, in response to a follow-up request, the council provided the following information:
We appreciate that there may be motorists that would like to park motorhomes in our car parks. If a motorhome is parked in the car park, it must be parked within 2 bays and must display 2 valid pay and display tickets for the duration of your stay. Long stay car parks are more accessible. We would prefer motrohome drivers not to use the short stay car parks as the manoeuvrability can be challenging. St Andrews Saltway, Droitwich and Waterside car park, Evesham, have overhead barriers.
Wychavon District Council have more information on their web site Here.
Users of this web site have provided the following information:
Received from JS November 2006. I have only been able to get information about Evesham parking. Apparently the only car park that MH's are welcome to use is the Viaduct car park near the bridge on Abbey Road (A4184) next to the River Avon. There are no predefined spaces so the charge is just for the vehicle (No overnight). It is very near to our award winning toilets and has picnic tables by the river. It is 1/2 mile from the town centre. Other car parks are difficult and the wardens are a bit strict.
Received from JS January 2007. I have got some more information on Wychavon Car Parks. Long stay car parks may accommodate motorhomes and a list of the long stay car parks are clearly marked on the website (see link above). The vehicle cannot be causing an obstruction to the access route or to other users of the car park. If the vehicle is parked over two bays, two pay and display tickets must be purchased and clearly displayed to cover your parking time. None of our long stay car parks have height barriers.
1) From Station Road/High Street turn south on the B4632. The car park is signposted along a road on the right. This has some larger spaces with a verge to overhang (beware of some overhanging bushes). Don't try the car park to the east of the village in a coachbuilt as entry is through a low archway! (Thanks to TW for providing this information on 7 February 2007 - "Personally 'tested' within the last 3 years. Like anything else, changes may have taken place since my visit and charges WILL have risen!").
2) A44 north of Broadway - parking area with wc, on left hand side of the road heading south to Broadway accessed via side road signposted picnic area. (Opposite the track leading to Broadway Tower). (Thanks to JD for providing this information on 27 February 2008).
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On 8th February 2007, Wyre Forest District Council provided the following information:
For background informatuion on pay and display off-street parking, including maps of car park locations for our three main towns, visit our web site Here.
1. There are height restrictions in the following car parks: Comberton Hill, Market Street, Stadium Close, Horsefair, Broadwaters.
2. Motorhome drivers are required to purchase two parking tickets where the length of a vehicle means that it overhangs a second bay.
3. There are no waste disposal facilities.
4. There are spaces for long vehicles at our car parks at: Dog Lane, Bewdley (2 spaces) and Stourport Sports Centre, Stourport-on-Severn (4 spaces).
5. Overnight parking is not encouraged, but it is not banned
6. None of our car parks has restricted access caused by narrow roads/entrances.
7. For more information on public transport facilities visit the County Council web site Here.
On 18th November 2008, in response to a follow-up request, the council provided the following information:
1. The following off-street car parks are accessible to motorhomes during the day:
Load Street (Bewdley); Gardners Meadow (Bewdley); Dog Lane (Bewdley); Sports Centre 1,2,3 (Stourport); Severn Meadows 1,2,3 (Stourport); Vale Road (Stourport); Bromsgrove Street (Kidderminster); St. Marys (Kidderminster); Pike Mills (Kidderminster); Aldi (Kidderminster); Market Street (Kidderminster); Comberton Place (Kidderminster); Weavers Wharf (Kidderminster); Batemans Yard (Kidderminster); Castle Road (Kidderminster); Youth Centre (Kidderminster).
2. The following off-street car parks are NOT accessible to motorhomes during the day due to height or weight limits or through narrow access roads or narrow entrances:
Raven Street (Stourport); Horsefair (Kidderminster); Broadwaters (Kidderminster); Stadium Close (Kidderminster).
3. Motorhomes still have to purchase 2 tickets where the length of the vehicle takes up two bays.
4. There are no waste disposal facilities at any of the car parks.
5. There are no new long vehicle bays in our car parks, nor changes to the previous provision noted above.
6. The overnight parking situation is still the same, i.e. discouraged but not banned.
7. The same applies to cooking and overnight sleeping in the vehicle, i.e. discouraged but not banned.
8. Of those car parks that are accessible during the day, Severn Meadows 1,2,3 are locked over night so are made inaccessible for the overnight period.
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