ACCESS for PEOPLE with DISABILITIES

Arriving in Worcester

 

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 Copenhagen Street car park will be closed, the nearest and most accessible alternative is NCP Cathedral car park. (Newport Street car park and The Hive are also near) 

Getting to the Fountains and Copenhagen Street 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) cross Angel Street and continue along The Foregate in the direction of the town centre. The next turn on your right is Broad Street, which is pedestrianised. Turn right onto Broad Street and continue all the way down until you reach the pedestrian crossing at Deansway. Cross Deansway onto Quay Street and continue down Quay Street to The Fountains.    


From Worcester Bus Station (bus) – exit onto Angel Place, and turn right (this is pedestrianised and there may be a market there). Continue along Angel Place until you reach Broad Street (also pedestrianised) and turn right. Continue all the way down Broad Street until you reach the pedestrian crossing at Deansway. Cross Deansway onto Quay Street and continue down Quay Street to The Fountains.    


From NCP Cathedral (car) – exit onto Cathedral Plaza (or exit onto Friar Street and then turn right and right again at Sidbury, which will bring you to Cathedral Plaza). Near to the Elgar statue is a pedestrian crossing at the top of Deansway. Cross here in the direction of the cathedral. Turn right down Deansway and continue until you reach Copenhagen Street where you should turn left and you will have arrived.  

Facilities at Worcestershire Pride

The event starts at midday with a speech by the Mayor, followed by music and performance from the main stage in Copenhagen Street car park. There will also be a dance tent in the car park and market stalls in the car park and by the Fountains and Riverside. 


There is level access into the area where Worcestershire Pride is taking place via Copenhagen Street, Quay Street and the Riverside. 

There is level access between Copenhagen Street car park and The Fountains via the main entrance to the car park.  


Sign language interpreters will be translating from the main stage all day from midday to 8pm.  


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. Toilets will be situated behind the stage and will be accessible from Copenhagen Street. 

Audio Guide Download

 

Audio Guide for People with Disabilities: introduction

Getting to Worcester

Getting to the site

Facilities for People with Disabilities at the site