October 23rd, 2016

Parking Angels heaven sent for Leamington’s festive shoppers

Parking Angels heaven sent for Leamington’s festive shoppers Parking Angels heaven sent for Leamington’s festive shoppers
Parking heaven - left to right - Sarah Purdy, Nancy Hall, Stephanie Kerr of BID Leamington, and Freya Chilton. (s)

PARKING Angels will be aiming to making Leamington heaven on earth for festive shoppers this Christmas.

A flock of Parking Angels has been recruited to help shoppers find car parking spaces, to provide change for parking meters, offer maps and advice and generally add a little bit of cheer into the day of shoppers.

BID Leamington has launched the new project which aims to enhance the shopping experience and add some magic in the town centre from the moment visitors arrive.

The BID has recruited a group of four angels who will be spreading festive cheer by advising the town’s visitors on where to park, including which locations have the most space and which are best value.

The Angels will also be watching over the town centre ensuring parking services are easy for customers to use, helping with change – and in some cases, if the allotted time on a car is about to run out, they might even help by buying a few extra minutes to allow the car owner to return.

The Parking Angels will be easily spotted by their white puffer jackets, sparkly white wings, brass trumpets and bells, which may sound when they do good deeds.

To add a little extra festive fun they will also be carrying offers from local businesses – including Neal’s Yard festive spray, Body Shop glitter and Angel perfume – so visitors are encouraged to stop and say hello.

Stephanie Kerr, executive director of BID Leamington, said: “We are delighted to launch the new Parking Angels initiative which we hope will create a fun, festive atmosphere and encourage more visitors to spend time in the town centre.

“We hope it will help make people smile, add to the festive cheer and goodwill and help enhance the existing positive rapport between traders and their customers.”

The angels will be on duty until Christmas.