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Council offers gift of free parking this Christmas

Published on 25 November 2021

With preparations for the festive season now well underway towns across the High Peak are gearing up to welcome shoppers and visitors during this busy period - and the Council is doing its bit by offering free parking on Saturdays from this weekend.

There will be no charge to park in any of High Peak Borough Council's off-street car parks on Saturday 27 November and every Saturday in December right up until Christmas Day itself.

After the Covid restrictions of last year, the Council is doing all it can to encourage people to shop locally and support businesses. Free Saturday parking is just one of the measures being taken.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh, Deputy Leader and Executive Councillor for Regeneration, Tourism and Leisure, said: "We're all looking forward to enjoying Christmas after the celebrations were curtailed last year - and it's a particularly important period for our local shops, hospitality businesses and our high streets.

"We want to support all our High Peak businesses and help them make the most of the busy build-up to the big day by encouraging people to rediscover what our towns have to offer and to put local businesses first on the list when it comes to buying the gifts, food and drink that make the festive season special.

"That's why I'm delighted that we are offering everyone free parking on Saturdays right up until Christmas Day itself. We're supporting our high streets to thrive and I hope this will be the icing on the cake when people are deciding where to shop, socialise and just enjoy the season."