Weekend Park & Ride in place for this weekend's Victorian Christmas Fayre in Worcester

Worcester High Street during the Victorian Fayre Published Wednesday, 28th November 2018

This weekend, visitors to Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre can avoid traffic and parking hassle by using the Park & Ride.

Operated in partnership by First Worcester Bus and Worcestershire County Council, the seasonal Park & Ride runs between the car parks at County Hall into Crowngate, Worcester.  Staff will be on hand to help visitors get the no. 910 into town.

Last year saw over 2000 people using the service on Saturday and over 1000 on Sunday. This equates to around 700 cars fewer going into the centre of Worcester, easing congestion and reducing air pollution.

This year, the Christmas Fayre is celebrating its 26th anniversary. It has grown considerably since it first started in 1992 and is now one of the leading themed Christmas Fayres in the country. This year there will be 200 stalls across the city centre selling local arts, crafts, food and gifts.

The Park & Ride will operate from County Hall to Crowngate Bus Station on Saturday 1st December from 8.35am to 8.10 pm (last bus back to County Hall from Crowngate Bus Station) and on Sunday 2nd December 2018 from 9.45am to 5.10pm (last bus back to County Hall from Crowngate Bus Station).

Councillor Alan Amos, cabinet member for Highways said: "We are very happy to support this, now renowned, Christmas Fayre and help boost the local businesses and the city economy at one of the busiest times of the year. The Victorian Christmas Fayre brings a much needed boost to the local economy and for many, marks the beginning of the festive season.  Our Park and Ride service offers a stress free alternative to struggling into the centre by car and helps to ease congestion."