FESTIVE shoppers are being given the gift of free parking in all Warwick District Council operated car parks on Saturday (December 21).
On what is predicted to be the busiest shopping day of the year, the council is hoping to shoppers to head to the district’s town centres to make their last minute buys and enjoy some Christmas cheer in the cafes, bars and restaurants.
The free parking will be available from 8am until midnight in all of the off street car parks operated by the council, which includes St Peter’s and Covent Garden multi-storey and surface car parks in Leamington, St Nicholas Park and West Rock in Warwick and Abbey End in Kenilworth.
The Royal Priors multi-storey car park will also be offering free parking on December 19 and 21.
Those coming into Leamington town centre by car are also being encouraged to take advantage of the free parking available at the district council offices at Riverside House on Milverton Hill between 8am and 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays every weekend of the year.
Leamington BID director Stephanie Kerr said: “We welcome this gesture and are sure that customers and businesses will appreciate it also.
“We are also very pleased to see the investment in new parking machines that has been made by Warwick District Council, as well as the provision of free weekend parking at their Leamington headquarters on Milverton Hill. Supporting this, throughout the busy Christmas trading period Leamington’s ‘Parking Angels’ will be working with WDC rangers to help direct and delight people, to ensure the beautiful shopping experience here in Leamington is as magical as ever.”