All 10 council run car parks across Southend town centre will be free on Thursdays after 4pm for late-night shopping and all day on Sundays throughout December.
Cllr Tony Cox, Executive Councillor for Transport, Waste and Regulatory services, says: “We know how important the Christmas period is for local traders and that is why we are continuing to offer our free festive parking on Thursday nights and Sundays. I hope that shoppers and visitors will take advantage of this and help local retailers enjoy a bumper Christmas.
“Parking will also be free all day on Saturday 2nd December in seven council run car parks across the Borough as part of supporting Small Business Saturday, and I hope that local residents use this opportunity to shop locally.”
Free Sunday parking starts on Sunday 3 December and runs until New Year’s Eve. Car parks included are: Alexandra Street, Warrior Square, Seaway, Clarence Road, Tylers Avenue, York Road, London Road (behind Pizza Express), University Square, Essex Street and Short Street.
Free all day parking on Saturday 2 December to celebrate and support Small Business Saturday will also be available at the following car parks: Ilfracombe Avenue, North Road, Hamlet Court Road, Elm Road (Leigh-on-Sea), North Street, Ceylon Road and Thorpe Bay Broadway.
For more information please see Visit Southend website.