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Herefordshire's Diamond Day travel will run smoothly
PREPARATIONS have been made to allow travel to run smoothly on Herefordshire’s Diamond Day, where as many as 25,000 people could descend on the King George V playing fields.
Free park and rides from the north and south of the city will be in place on Wednesday July 11 - the day the Queen visits Hereford - from 7am until 5.30pm.
A number of park and stride car parks - where motorists can park for free and walk to the playing fields - will also run during the day from Plough Lane, off Whitecross Road and the Rugby Club and Rowing Club, off Barton Road, Broomy Hill.
There will be disabled parking for those with Blue Badges at the nearby Wye Street car park and powered scooters and wheelchairs can be pre-booked from the event mobility company via www.eventmobility.org.uk or by calling 01386 725391.
Those attending the event from the north of the city should head for Hereford Racecourse from where the northern park and ride will operate.
Those approaching Hereford from the south of the city should head for the Rotherwas industrial estate and follow the signs to Netherwood Link road, off Holme Lacy Road, where there will be a free park and ride with buses leaving every five minutes.
As Wye Street car park will be used by disabled drivers it will not be available to the public. St Martin’s car park will also not be available on the day as it is being used for emergency service and other event vehicles.
All other car parks will operate as normal.