Motorists in the Vale of White Horse can enjoy free parking in district council car parks on certain days in the run up to Christmas.
The annual free parking tradition is provided by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils to encourage people to shop locally for their Christmas presents. The free parking days allocated to each area are agreed with the individual town councils depending on which day would best suit local traders.
Free Christmas parking days also mean people don’t have to pay to park if they wish to catch up with friends and family in the pubs, cafés and restaurants found across southern Oxfordshire’s towns during the festive period.
Drivers will be able to park without paying for a ticket in Vale car parks on the following days up to 24 December:
• Abingdon – Saturdays from 1 December
On the above days there’s no need to display a ticket.
Cllr Elaine Ware, Cabinet Member for Technical Services at Vale of White Horse District Council said: “We already offer two hours free parking each day but in the run up to Christmas people often need more time.
“Parking is also free on a Sunday in the town centre car parks, including the lower levels of the Charter car park in Abingdon.”
For details on parking visit whitehorsedc.gov.uk/parking