WORCESTERSHIRE PRIDE 2022 | Postponed until SATURDAY 1st October 2022
By train – for wheelchair users or anyone who has trouble with stairs it is strongly advised to use Foregate Street station as Shrub Hill does not have level access from all platforms. Foregate Street station is also closer to the site where Worcestershire Pride will take place.
By bus – use Worcester bus station, Angel Place.
By car – as Corn market car park will be closed, the nearest and most accessible alternative is Asda, Silver Street and St Martins Car park.
From Foregate Street Station (train) – turn left out of the station. You will be travelling along The Foregate towards town. At the junction with Sansome Street there is a pedestrian crossing, cross Sansome Street, then, using the pedestrian crossing, immediately cross The Foregate, so you are on the other side of the road. Continue along The Foregate in the direction of the town centre. At the junction of Angel Street (there will be a McDonalds on your right) Turn left onto St Nicholas Street walk until you get to some traffic lights you will see the event on the right.
From Worcester Bus Station (bus) – exit the bus station and travel along Angel Place towards McDonald's cross over the road onto St Nicholas street and continue past O'niels and Aladins Cave Furniture shop and the event is in front of you .
From Asda Car Park (car) – exit car park by Asda entrance, then walk alongside Asda and Pound stretcher past Costa and cross over City Walls Road at the traffic lights you will see the event in front of you.
The event starts at 1pm with a speech by the Mayor, followed by music and performance from the main stage in Corn Market car park. There will also be a bar, food stalls and market stalls in the car park.
There is level access into the area where Worcestershire Pride is taking place via Corn market, Queen Street and City Walls road.
There is level access on the Parade route also.
Sign language interpreters will be translating from the main stage all day from 1pm to 6pm.
On advice from Sight Concern Worcestershire there will be clear large font signage at the site, which will be in contrasting colours. Trip hazards such as the feet of temporary fencing or guide ropes of tents will be marked with bright ribbon or balloons at floor level. Security staff, volunteers and committee members will all be wearing high visibility jackets and we are happy to assist with describing what is happening or with directions if needed.
The University of Worcester is providing a quiet tent for people with learning disabilities, or anyone who might feel overwhelmed by the event and need a quiet refuge to withdraw to for a few moments. There will be somewhere to sit and some free water. The tent will also provide a quiet spot, drinking bowls, treats and poo bags for service dogs.
There will be temporary toilets on the site suitable for use by wheelchair users. There will also be public toilet situated by the entrance to the event on the car Park.