It’s the final run-up to the Worcester Show (Sunday 12 August – Gheluvelt Park) – an annual event which regularly attracts over 10,000 visitors. Organisers are encouraging attendees to plan ahead to minimise delays as they arrive.

Visitors are encouraged to come to the Show on foot, by bus (the 144 stops by Gheluvelt Park) or by bike, with free secure storage next to The Pump House Environment Centre at the bottom of the park.

If you’re coming by car, look for the signs directing you to the Pitchcroft car park (WR2 2WD), which will be open from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

From the southern end of the city you’ll be directed through the Swan Theatre car park onto Pitchcroft.

If you’re coming from the northern end, go via Castle Street and Severn Terrace to the Swan Theatre car park, and then on to Pitchcroft car park.

Parking is £3 per vehicle, with a portion of the money raised going to the Worcester Samaritans.  The charity provides confidential emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress and despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

“We’re delighted that the Worcester Show is supporting the Samaritans this year,” says Michael Shrubb of Worcester Samaritans.

“It gives us an opportunity to meet and speak to lots of people on the day and also helps us to raise much-needed funds so we can continue to help communities in Worcestershire when they want or need our support.  Please come along and say hello at the Show.”

The Samaritans are there round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call them for free any time, on 116 123. You don’t have to be suicidal to call them.