All council-managed car parks across the City will be free every Sunday in December, providing a welcome boost for traders across Southend-on-Sea.
The free festive parking offer will start on Sunday 3 December and runs up to and including Sunday 31 December.
The free festive parking is available on every Sunday during December and has been extended from three to five Sundays this year to encourage more people to shop locally. It 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 map of council car parks is available on the council website.
Cllr Kevin Buck, 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 that is why we have extended it. I am pleased to be able to offer free parking on every Sunday in December in 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 festive season after the challenging few years we have faced.”