Published: Thursday, 24th November 2022

Warwick District Council is hoping to give town centre businesses an added boost in the run up to Christmas by offering free parking on Sundays throughout December.

The offer is available in all 27 off-street surface and multi-storey car parks in Kenilworth, Leamington Spa and Warwick.

There’s also a bonus for weekend shoppers visiting Leamington Spa, with the opening of the Council’s Riverside House car park for free parking on Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas Eve.

Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Arts and Economy Councillor Liam Bartlett commented:

“In challenging times, we would like to lend our support to both residents and high street businesses this festive season. We very much hope that local people will be able to take advantage of the free parking available and support our wonderful range of shops, cafes and restaurants and also come out to enjoy some special events taking place including the Lantern Parade and Christmas markets.”

People in Santa hats and with Leamington Spa bags stood outside of a car park

Stephanie Kerr, Executive Director of BID Leamington added:

“We are pleased to see these parking initiatives which we hope will support visitors and those working in town at weekends. There is a wonderful range of free festive activities going on to enjoy and every little gesture like this helps.  Local businesses also value our support, and we know there is lots to discover - from stocking stuffers and practical pressies, to that special gift. Delivering an enjoyable Christmas is a team effort and we look forward to continuing our discussions with Warwick District Council to ensure we can offer customer and employee friendly parking in the year ahead.”

The Warwick District Council offices on Milverton Hill will be open for free parking between 8am and 7pm on Saturdays and Sunday 3/4, 10/11, 17/18 December and until 6pm on Saturday 24 December.

In addition, there will be free parking in the District Council operated off-street carparks in Warwick on Wednesday 30 November for the Christmas Market, Leamington on Saturday 3 December for Small Business Saturday and for the Christmas Markets in Kenilworth on Saturday 10 and 17 December.

Seven-day charges will still be in place throughout December for the on-street parking spaces which are operated by Warwickshire Council County Council.

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