Released on 13 November 2017 Press Release
Residents and visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon will not have to pay for car parking in the town on Thursday evenings in the run up to Christmas.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council is offering free parking in all Stratford District Council town centre car parks (excluding Bridgeway multi storey and Bridgeway surface) on the dates listed below:
Thursday 23 November 4pm to midnight (Christmas lights switch on)
Thursday 30 November 4pm to midnight
Thursday 7 December 4pm to midnight
Thursday 14 December 4pm to midnight
Thursday 21 December 4pm to midnight
Please note not all town centre cars parks are Stratford District Council car parks, please check first.
Cllr Mike Brain, Technical Services Portfolio says: "This is very popular with shoppers and retailers and we have run this free-parking offer for a number of years and is one way the District Council can help support local businesses.
"It is important that we support the town's traders and not only encourage our residents to shop locally but also encourage others to travel into the area and experience the wonder of Stratford-upon-Avon at Christmas time with the beautiful Christmas lights and superb festive market.
"I really hope people take advantage of this offer which will benefit everyone from residents to traders and those from outside the district who might choose to visit. We want to make Stratford-upon-Avon the place of choice for people to come and do their Christmas shopping."
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267 575