Businesses and services - parking in Malvern
Parking at Waitrose
Waitrose Great Malvern had a graduated scale of charges until July 2017 when a more punitive regime for overstaying was introduced.
The reason for this is to discourage people parking all day who do not use the store, thus making it easier for genuine customers to park during busy periods.
Visitors to the town and residents should be aware that you may be liable to a penalty of £70 if you park for longer than 2 hours.
Photo opposite, notice at car park entrance.
Another notice, at the store, says if you pay within 14 days the charge will be reduced by 40% which still equates to a stiff penalty charge of £42.
A member of staff we spoke to said that the car park would not be monitored by CCTV and automatic number plate recogition but by a car park warden who would note car arrival times, and book overstayers after first checking with the store (see note below).
In case you did not notice the sign at the car park entrance, there is another sign on the wall near the store entrance, and currently a sign on the pavement (see photo below).
The sign on the wall next to the store entrance contains the small print but it is so small older people may have difficulty reading it (see photo below).
The small print
Here is a transcription:
We have since had a chat with the car park warden who said that parking would be free when the store was closed. During weekdays the store shuts at 9 pm, which suggests to us that people going to the theatre, for example, might be able to park for free after 7 pm.
It was also suggested that customers likely to exceed 2 hours, for example by using the cafe after a big shop, might be able to have their car details entered into the visitors' book at the Welcome Desk - which should avoid a penalty as the traffic warden is meant to check permitted parking in the visitor book, before issuing a penalty.
You are advised to confirm these possible relaxations with the store.
Parking at Morrisons
Morrisons supermarket on the Malvern Retail Park in Malvern Link currently offers up to 3 hours free parking. If you exceed this there is a penalty similar to above.
MHDC town car parks
Details of Malvern Hills District Council car parks can be found on their website.
The two Priory Road pay and display car parks are opposite the Malvern Splash leisure centre.
Parking in the Victoria Road car park in Malvern Link is free.
Parking on the Malvern Hills
Details of car parks on the Malvern Hills, and charges, can be found on The Malvern Hills Trust website.
Last updated 7th August 2017