All council-managed car parks across the City will be free all day on Sundays until Christmas, providing a welcomed boost for traders across Southend-on-Sea.
The free festive parking offer will start Sunday 4 December and runs up to and including Sunday 18 December. The free festive parking is offered by the council to support all local businesses during the festive season to help boost trade and entice shoppers to the City.
The offer applies to council run ‘off-street’ car parks, but not ‘on-street’ parking bays. A list of council car parks is available on their website.
Cllr Steven Wakefield, cabinet member for highways, transport and parking, said:
“The Christmas period is important for local traders and that is why we are keen to once again offer our free festive parking on Sundays. This offer has proven very popular in recent years, and I am pleased to be able to offer this once again to all council owned car parks across the City.
“I hope this offer will attract both residents and visitors to the town for their Christmas shopping to help local retailers enjoy a bountiful Christmas after the challenging few years we have faced.”