The Council appeals following thefts of parking meters

The town hall is launching a call for information following a wave of recent thefts from parking meters.

Throughout the month of December, a total of nine parking meters were stolen from sites in Evesham and Broadway.

Now the Wychavon District Council is urging anyone with information to report it to the police.

Councilor Emma Stokes, resident and guest services board member, said: “We are supporting the police in their investigations and urging anyone with information about these thefts to contact them by calling 101.

“These thefts cost the taxpayer a lot of money in terms of the investment we now have to make in new machinery. It is money that could have been better spent for the benefit of our residents. ”

Four machines were stolen from parking lots on Chapel Street, Burford Road and The Leys in Evesham between December 15 and 17.

The town hall has decided not to charge users of these car parks until new machines are installed.

Meanwhile, on Broadway, two machines were pulled from the Broadway station parking lot on December 16, but because one machine is still running, the charges remain in place.

Two more machines were stolen from Broadway on December 20, this time from Milestone Ground Car Park. There is no parking charge at this site until new machines are installed.

Thefts have continued since Christmas with one machine removed from the Oat Street parking lot in Evesham on December 28 with another machine at the site removed and irreparably damaged.

The fees however remain in place as other machines are available.

Wychavon’s board is currently exploring options to replace the machine as well as measures to discourage future thefts.