Harriers fans will see no change to car parking arrangements on the Stadium Close car park this Saturday.
Wyre Forest District Council and the football club have come to an arrangement which looks set to secure the future of the car park. The authority has reached an agreement which in principle will see the Harriers in charge of the parking there.
Councillor Ian Hardiman, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Operational Services said:
“We know fans have welcomed the arrangements we have had in place at the car park over the years. We have been looking to make changes to the way the car park in Stadium Close is managed and hope that this new arrangement will be beneficial to the fans and their club.”
“There have been some messages on social media stating we are going to start charging from Saturday, we can assure fans this is not the case.”
The Harriers take on Grimsby in the Vanarama National League this Saturday. Car parking arrangements were raised at a Fans Forum last night (Monday 3 August).
Rod Brown, Kidderminster Harriers Chairman, said:
"We're very aware as a Club how serious an issue car parking is for our supporters and I'm pleased to have held such amicable talks with the Council who have tried to assist us as much as they can.
"After this weekend's game we'll be continuing those talks but we're hopeful of resolving this in a way that suits Harriers fans and the local area as much as possible - it may be that we have to introduce a nominal parking charge after that but I'm sure supporters will appreciate that this solution means that this money would come directly back into the club and is at a far reduced rate than it otherwise may have to have been.
"What we and the Council will agree on will allow us to be in control of our own destiny where the car park is concerned and I must thank the officials at the Council for working so closely with us and supporting the town's football club."