Free Festive Parking Brings Christmas Cheer
Shoppers have voted the free 24-hour parking in Erewash a big festive hit as the final countdown to Christmas gets underway.
Erewash Borough Council launched its bumper parking scheme in all its car parks at the start of December and is offering round-the-clock free parking through to Saturday 3 January – the most extensive free festive parking offered by the council so far.
The scheme is part of the council’s on-going town centre regeneration drive and is aimed at attracting visitors to the borough and encouraging residents to shop locally
Councillor Barbara Harrison, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:
“We’ve had great feedback from residents, visitors and the business community who all appreciate the month-long free parking and its aim of helping our town centres. Everyone can see that the car parks have been busier, which is excellent news.
“We’re now into the final fortnight of this Christmas season, so we would urge everyone to continue to make the most of the free parking – and, more importantly, to support our markets, our town centres and our village centres by shopping locally.”
All of the council’s car parks are part of the scheme, with the exception of the Long Eaton Railway Station commuters’ car park.