Free Parking at Various Council Car Parks / Town Centres in run upto Christmas
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Free Parking at Various Council Car Parks / Town Centres in run upto Christmas

SuperEd 38
SuperEd
Found 18th Nov 2015
Various free car parks up and down the Country - i'll add a few now and update as and when more become aval - feel free to comment below if your local is taking part and i'll update - Added in thread as now quiet a few around

Thanks to all for other info

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Wyre Forest (Kidderminster, Bradley and Stourport)

Free festive parking after 4pm

Free parking after 4pm will be available in Council car parks from Saturday 14 November to Sunday 10 January (inclusive). Please note this does not include Weavers Wharf car park.

This free festive parking offer runs in conjunction with all other schemes. Please note a free ticket (available from ticket machines) must be displayed on your vehicle.

Free parking is available between 10.00am and 4.00pm on the following car parks on certain days:

Bromsgrove Street, Kidderminster on Wednesdays
Gardners Meadow, Bewdley on Thursdays from w/c 5th Oct
Severn Meadows 1 (behind the Civic Centre), Stourport on Thursdays
The following car parks also offer free parking for 1 hour Mon-Sat, 90 minutes on Sunday:

Castle Road, Kidderminster
Comberton Place, Kidderminster
Horsefair, Kidderminster
Stadium Close, Kidderminster
St Mary's, Kidderminster
Gardners Meadow, Bewdley
Stourport Sports Centre (1-3), Stourport
Vale Road, Stourport
Other car parks:

Blakedown - Free for 1 hour
Broadwaters Park - Free all day

Free parking in Chesterfield for Christmas shoppers

To support residents and encourage more people to use local businesses we run a free parking scheme at various times during the week.


If you are a resident and you pay your council tax to Chesterfield Borough Council you will have received a parking disc with your 2014/15 council tax bill. It can be used to park for free in the following Chesterfield Borough Council off-street pay and display car parks:

Albion Road
Ashgate Road
Derbyshire Times
Devonshire Street
Durrant Road
Hollis Lane
Holywell Cross
Spa Lane
Station Road
St Mary’s Gate
Theatre Lane
West Street

at the following times:

Before 10am Mondays to Saturdays
After 3pm Mondays to Saturdays
All day on Sundays and bank holidays (except Good Friday)

(Also available for use at the Coach Station where limited waiting times apply when displaying the parking disc. Please see signs for details.)

It cannot be used in any other off-street car park or on-street parking bays. Normal ticket charges will apply at these locations and failure to display a ticket will result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice.

any in slough. ?

Original Poster SuperEd

Thanks both ^^


afnoor

any in slough. ?



Not seen anything as of yet, will update as and when

Original Poster SuperEd

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is offering the festive gift to drivers parking in Hanley, Stoke, Longton, Fenton, Burslem, Tunstall and Meir from Monday to Saturday

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South Bucks District Council has agreed to allow free parking on the two Saturdays before Christmas, December 12 and December 19, in all its car parks

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East Staffordshire Borough Council is offering free evening parking in all of its town car parks in the run-up to Christmas.

The scheme will run every Thursday evening from November 26 from 5pm.

Visitors to the Christmas lights switch-on on November 22 will also enjoy free parking from 6am to midnight

As Christmas draws near, it will be also extended for three nights from Monday, December 21 from 5pm.

Parking charges for Uttoxeter's Malting's and Trinity Road car parks will also be waived on Friday, November 27, and Thursday, December 10, in support of the Uttoxeter Victorian market and 'Christmas Cracker'.

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Parking will be free in Cotswold District Council car parks for Christmas-related events

On Saturday, November 28, there will be free parking all day at Market Way Car Park in Moreton-in-Marsh.

In Cirencester, there will be free parking after 4pm at all council-owned car parks in town.

There will be free parking at all car parks in Tetbury after 4pm on Thursday, December 3. Bourton-on-the-Water will have free parking after 4pm at Rissington Road car park and there will be free parking at Maugersbury Road Car Park in Stow-on-the-Wold on Saturday, December 5

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free car parking in council car parks in Wigan and Leigh town centres

Free parking after 3pm available now until Saturday 9th January in council car parks in Wigan and Leigh. This includes The Galleries and Water Street multi-storey car parks.

Free Sunday parking on all the council operated car parks in Wigan and Leigh town centres, from Sunday 15th November to 10th January

Free late night parking on Thursdays until 9pm on The Galleries and Water Street multi-storey car parks from Thursday 12th November through to Thursday 17th December and free parking for the whole of Boxing Day Saturday 26th December.

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PARKING charges in several local market towns will be temporarily waived by Cotswold District Council to support the launch of festive celebrations.

Christmas shoppers will be able to enjoy free parking to attend Christmas lights switch-ons and celebratory events all day at Moreton's Old Market Way car park on Saturday November 28; after 4pm at Rissington Road car park at Bourton-on-the-Water on Friday December 4 and all day free parking at Maugersbury Road car park, in Stow, on Saturday December 5

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Free car-parking returns to Fylde on Saturday 5 December to boost shoppers’ pockets in the run-up to Christmas.

All Fylde Council’s car-parks, in town centres and elsewhere, will be free on 5 and 6 December, 12 and 13 December and 19 and 20 December.

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Shoppers in Worksop in the run up to Christmas and the New Year will be able to take advantage of free parking after 2pm every afternoon

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Neath Port Talbot

The council has also shown its festive side by agreeing to again provide county-wide free parking over the festive period.

This year shoppers will enjoy an extended free parking period from Saturday, December 12 up to and including Sunday, December 27

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Hinckley

From December 1 until Christmas Eve, the Free From Three scheme will enable shoppers to park for free in any of the council’s town centre car parks from 3pm

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BASILDON Council is offering free parking over Christmas and New Year.

All parking in Free Christmas parking in Billericay, Wickford and Basildon
owned and operated car parks will be free from Saturday 19 December until Sunday 3rd January.

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Shoppers visiting Coventry city centre will be able to park for free while late-night Wednesday shopping in the run up to Christmas.

The offer will be available after 3pm between November 25 and December 23 in all council-run city centre car parks, including West Orchards, Barracks and City Arcade.

The offer will also include free parking after 3pm between December 21-24.

Salt Lane car park will continue to be free after 6pm every day of the week

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Poole - Free Christmas Parking
For 2015 the dates and times of the Free Christmas Parking are:-

Town Centre Car Parks:-

Sundays (10am - 6pm) - 22nd and 29th November, 6th, 13th and 20th December.

Thursday Evenings (6pm - 9pm) - 26th November, 3rd, 10th and 17th December.

Monday Evening (6pm - 9pm) - 21st December.

District Car Parks

Saturdays (12 noon - 6pm) - 5th, 12th and 19th December.

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Northampton Borough Council’s new “Free from Three” parking offer starts tomorrow in time for the Christmas Lights switch on and opening of the German market.

Christmas shoppers can park for free in all council car parks after 3pm on every Thursday up to 24 December.

And visitors can also park for free in ALL Borough Council car parks on Saturdays from 21 November to 26 December. There will also be free parking in all Borough Council car parks on all Christmas and New Year holidays.

This is in addition to the great free parking offers already available in Northampton: you can park free of charge for up to two hours in all Borough Council multi-storey car parks, and Saturdays are free in the multi-storey car parks all year round.

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Parking in all of Southampton’s council-owned on-street parking bays in the city centre will be free as part of a special Christmas parking offer that will apply after 3pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the run up to Christmas (from 24 November until 17 December)

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Parking will be free in council-managed car parks in Mitcham, Morden and Wimbledon for four weekends leading up to Christmas, plus Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The dates are 28, 29 November, and the following dates in December: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 24, 25.
Calendar
Free parking is not available at Coombe Lane Car Park, Raynes Park, nor in council-managed pay and display on-street parking bays

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Wirral Council

All Council-operated car parks will operate a ‘Free After 3’ discount, giving residents and visitors the chance to go Christmas shopping without paying to park.

As well as parking being ‘Free After 3’, people will be able to park for ‘Free All Day’ at any Council-operated car parks on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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Free parking in Chesterfield for Christmas shoppers

To support residents and encourage more people to use local businesses we run a free parking scheme at various times during the week.

If you are a resident and you pay your council tax to Chesterfield Borough Council you will have received a parking disc with your 2014/15 council tax bill. It can be used to park for free in the following Chesterfield Borough Council off-street pay and display car parks:

Albion Road
Ashgate Road
Derbyshire Times
Devonshire Street
Durrant Road
Hollis Lane
Holywell Cross
Spa Lane
Station Road
St Mary’s Gate
Theatre Lane
West Street

at the following times:

Before 10am Mondays to Saturdays
After 3pm Mondays to Saturdays
All day on Sundays and bank holidays (except Good Friday)

(Also available for use at the Coach Station where limited waiting times apply when displaying the parking disc. Please see signs for details.)

It cannot be used in any other off-street car park or on-street parking bays. Normal ticket charges will apply at these locations and failure to display a ticket will result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice.

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Wyre Forest (Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport)

Free festive parking after 4pm

Free parking after 4pm will be available in Council car parks from Saturday 14 November to Sunday 10 January (inclusive). Please note this does not include Weavers Wharf car park.

This free festive parking offer runs in conjunction with all other schemes. Please note a free ticket (available from ticket machines) must be displayed on your vehicle.

Free parking is available between 10.00am and 4.00pm on the following car parks on certain days:

Bromsgrove Street, Kidderminster on Wednesdays
Gardners Meadow, Bewdley on Thursdays from w/c 5th Oct
Severn Meadows 1 (behind the Civic Centre), Stourport on Thursdays
The following car parks also offer free parking for 1 hour Mon-Sat, 90 minutes on Sunday:

Castle Road, Kidderminster
Comberton Place, Kidderminster
Horsefair, Kidderminster
Stadium Close, Kidderminster
St Mary's, Kidderminster
Gardners Meadow, Bewdley
Stourport Sports Centre (1-3), Stourport
Vale Road, Stourport
Other car parks:

Blakedown - Free for 1 hour
Broadwaters Park - Free all day

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Shepway

Parking in our pay and display car parks and on-street bays will be free for the three Saturdays before Christmas.

Free parking dates:

Saturday 5 December 2015
Saturday 12 December 2015
Saturday 19 December 2015
Free parking locations:

All Shepway District Council pay and display car parks
All Shepway District Council on-street pay and display bays

Adding more shortly
Edited by: "goonertillidie" 19th Nov 2015

Not that anyone cares about rural Lancashire towns but this is for Clitheroe:

Free parking will be on offer for up to four hours at council-operated car parks in Clitheroe town centre and Barclay Road Car Park in Longridge on Saturday 12, 19 December and 2 January.

Charges will be waived at council-operated car parks in Clitheroe and Longridge town centres, but normal charges will apply at the Edisford Road Car Park in Clitheroe and village car parks. The free parking is available for up to four hours per vehicle.

ribblevalley.gov.uk/new…eed
Edited by: "xp_version1" 18th Nov 2015

goonertillidie

Thanks both ^^Not seen anything as of yet, will update as and when



​thanks

What a great idea...good work OP...Miserable/grabbing Edinburgh gits probably won't run this (by which I mean the council, not the populace!)

Doubt much of London councils would do it - but heat for the noble effort OP

I have amazon prime - sorry game over for councils . . . .

WOW we get to park in car parks that we already pay for AND own for free you say?

Anyone know if Bath/Bristol has any free festive parking please? Visiting next Friday/Sat so be nice to know which car parks would be best to use. many thanks x

Graham1979

WOW we get to park in car parks that we already pay for AND own for free … WOW we get to park in car parks that we already pay for AND own for free you say?


news to me by that rational I now own the street lights, bin lorries and police cars among other stuff ,cool I am off out in my new police car and can empty my bin every week again now that I own all the bin lorries and those street lights are going off so I can do some stargazing live

Rugby Borough Council is offering free parking after 12 noon in all council-owned car parks until 3 January 2016.

The free parking offer applies to the John Barford, North Street, Little Church Street, Newbold Road, Railway Terrace, Evreux Way, Old Market Square, Gas Street, Chestnut Fields and Westway car parks.

All other terms and conditions continue as normal.

rugby.gov.uk/par…ing

why is there never anything in Cardiff?

I still cannot understand why you should have to pay to park if you are shopping... ever!!! oO

I can stay at home. Incur no petrol costs, no parking cost, no wearing out the soles of my shoes cost, no calorie expenditure food costs, no running the risk of catching a disease cost ...... and still get the product cheaper from Amazon.


And they wonder why the high street is dying.

2minutenoodles

I still cannot understand why you should have to pay to park if you are … I still cannot understand why you should have to pay to park if you are shopping... ever!!! oO


Because car parks cost money to run and companies like NCP rather like to make profits for their shareholders instead of losses.

But in the case of local authorities, which is what we're talking about here, they need to make profits to cover the money taken away from them by the Conservatives. If they don't cover the lost money on car parks they'll have to find it somewhere else - where? Or cut yet more services - which?

Ipswich Borough Council is making it easier – and cheaper – for people to get into town offering FREE park and ride into town on all Sundays in the run-up to Christmas.

Thanks for the info. about WIRRAL Council Car Parks - the 'Free After 3' starts on Tues. 1st December.
Heat added, OP.
Info. for anyone who's interested : wirral.gov.uk/new…mas

UPDATE - Wirral Council also announced Free all-day parking on Saturday 5th December in any "council-run parking area - this includes all car parks and on-street parking spaces.” Link : wirral.gov.uk/new…ses
Edited by: "sjs31" 20th Nov 2015

matwalaboy

Doubt much of London councils would do it - but heat for the noble effort … Doubt much of London councils would do it - but heat for the noble effort OP


Bromley had it think last year or year before.

Guildford also have free xmas parking after 4pm Thursdays.

Thanks for the tip, heated

I thought I'd try and help with my nearest shopping town - Romford. Unfortunately, all I could find was this note from 2012 (I'm guessing nothing has changed since then!) I find I want to go into full Panto mode and boo & hiss...

The proposal, made at Havering’s full council meeting last Wednesday (September 19), came from the Residents’ Association (RA). The RA wanted all council-managed car parks to waive car parking costs for the first two hours of every car park stay in the two weekends leading up to Christmas, and from Christmas Eve until New Year’s Day inclusive.

Twelve councillors supported the motion, while 26 voted against it and four abstained.

Newbold

Because car parks cost money to run and companies like NCP rather like to … Because car parks cost money to run and companies like NCP rather like to make profits for their shareholders instead of losses.But in the case of local authorities, which is what we're talking about here, they need to make profits to cover the money taken away from them by the Conservatives. If they don't cover the lost money on car parks they'll have to find it somewhere else - where? Or cut yet more services - which?


Shopping costs money too...

2minutenoodles

Shopping costs money too...


And?

Newbold

And?


Parking should be free if you are shopping. My opinion... I don't need a political debate.

2minutenoodles

Parking should be free if you are shopping. My opinion... I don't need a … Parking should be free if you are shopping. My opinion... I don't need a political debate.


As you wish. Maybe the shopping should be free too. Life's not perfect, is it.

Newbold

As you wish. Maybe the shopping should be free too. Life's not perfect, … As you wish. Maybe the shopping should be free too. Life's not perfect, is it.


Really? That is just plain childish.

johnsmith1997

Bromley had it think last year or year before.


Free parking in Barnet this year.
Not much in Barnet ado tho.:|

Bromsgrove is free Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 and Saturday, December 19, and Sunday, December 20 according to The Bromsgrove Advertiser

Original Poster SuperEd

Thanks to all for the further info, i'll update ASAP

Scarborough and Whitby were free last year close to Christmas, but it wasn't advertised at the actual car parks (funny that) and we only found out about it when a kind person told us. The local paper had an article about it which is here




Edited by: "mb1" 22nd Nov 2015

should be great anyway

mb1

Whitby was free last year close to Christmas, but it wasn't advertised … Whitby was free last year close to Christmas, but it wasn't advertised and we only found out about it when a kind person told us. The local paper had an article about it, which I now can't find online.


Not much good having free parking if there are no cars,coz no one knows about it.oO

There is one for middlesbrough, but i cannot find it, i think it was free parking on sundays?. and free parking during the week after 1pm?. if i find the info, i will update this.

Worksop according to the local paper.

stoke on trent..... no times given.... can anyone help????
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