ALL ON street and off street parking charges are now suspended in Herefordshire after previously announced plans were brought forward, Herefordshire Council has said.

The Bus Station car park in Hereford will close to the public today to ensure emergency services workers and the County Hospital's Sodexo staff have access to parking.

The temporary changes to parking are being introduced to help those needing to make essential visits to pharmacies during the coronavirus outbreak.

They say these measures will make it easier for people to go about their essential business, and free up council staff to be deployed protecting our community.

The changes were originally planned to come into effect on 1 April, but are now in effect from today and will last for up to three months.