Free parking approved for Scarborough and Whitby Christmas shoppers

Free parking for shoppers in Scarborough and Whitby when the lockdown is over has been approved by Scarborough Council.

Thursday, 5th November 2020, 3:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th November 2020, 3:28 pm

Scarborough Borough Council wants to encourage shoppers to spend their Christmas pounds locally by suspending charges in some off-street car parks in both towns on Thursdays from 3pm on December 3, 10, 17 and 24, and on Sundays from 11am to 4pm on December 6, 13, 20.

The practice of offering free parking on Thursday and Sundays in the run-up to Christmas in the borough dates back to 1998.

The council’s portfolio holder for neighbourhoods Cllr Tony Randerson (Lab), approved the annual measure yesterday.

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North Street car park, Scarborough

In Scarborough, the car parks included are Castle Road, Falconers Road, Friarsway, King Street, North Street, North Terrace, St Nicholas Parade, St Thomas Street, Victoria Road, Westwood and William Street.

In Whitby, Church Street, Cliff Street, Marina Back, Marina Front, Endeavour Wharf and St Hilda’s Terrace will all be available to shoppers.

Car parks in Filey are already free in December so are not included in the proposal.

The second lockdown, which came into force today, is scheduled to end on December 2, though an extension has not been ruled out by the Government.

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