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Festive car parking offers to support businesses and shoppers

Uttlesford District Council will once again be introducing a series of car parking incentives this Christmas to support local businesses and encourage more people into the town centres.

The council has operated a Christmas car parking promotion for a number of years in its pay and display car parks. The aim is to support the vitality and viability of the town and village centres, increase footfall into the town and village centres and promote local shopping and access to services.

The 2023 promotion reflects local feedback and will be introduced in UDC pay-and-display car parks in Great Dunmow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Saffron Walden (excluding Fairycroft Road/Waitrose) on the following dates:

·       Free parking from midday in Saffron Walden (excluding Fairycroft Road/Waitrose) on Friday 17 November to coincide with the lantern parade and Christmas lights switch-on event

·       Free parking all day on Friday 24 November to encourage shoppers into the town centres on Black Friday

·       Free parking all day on 23 December to encourage last-minute local shopping

7 November 2023