FROM Monday (July 19) on duty NHS workers will no longer qualify for free parking in Bromsgrove. 

In June, the government removed their emergency parking pass which allowed NHS staff members, health or social care workers, or NHS volunteer responders to gain free parking - encouraging councils to offer a concession. 

Bromsgrove District Council opted to extend this for an extra four weeks, in line with the extended roadmap restrictions.

The parking concession in Bromsgrove has been in place since April 2020 and has enabled NHS workers to access free parking in local authority owned off street car parks and on street bays.

Leader of Bromsgrove District Council, councillor Karen May, said: “Throughout the pandemic, the work of our NHS staff has been more vital than ever, and we have been more than happy to provide this concession to help make their lives just that little bit easier during a very stressful and dangerous time.

“Government advice is now changing and, as we look to the final roadmap restrictions lifting, parking concessions are a part of that.

"The concession is not something we can feasibly continue forever as a local authority, and it seems appropriate to remove it in line with the lifting of restrictions.

“I would however, like to say an enormous thank you to all NHS staff, particularly those who live and work in our district, for their unwavering dedication during the pandemic.

"Without their courageous contribution we would not be in the position we are in today; looking forward to building a new normal.”