Shoppers are being reminded by Conservative controlled Tamworth Borough Council that parking in all Tamworth town centre car parks is free all day on Saturday December 21, the last Saturday before Christmas.
Parking will be free in all borough council-run car parks and Ankerside. The car parking fees are being waived in a bid to boost town centre trade by encouraging more people to come into Tamworth to shop.
Traders and shopper have already been given a Christmas boost with free parking on Saturday December 7. The first free parking day was chosen to coincide with Small Business Saturday, which aimed to encourage shoppers to support small independent traders in the town centre.
Tamworth Borough Council Deputy Leader, Cllr Rob Pritchard, said, “”We are keen to support the town centre, especially at important times like Christmas. We made the decision to waive parking charges on these two very busy shopping days because we want to support traders and boost town centre trade.
“There was a lot of support for Small Business Saturday, and I hope that a lot of people will take up the opportunity of free parking on December 21. Please tell your family and friends so we can make this the busiest Christmas for the town centre ever. Please come out and support YOUR town centre.”
This will be the ninth Christmas in a row that car parking fees will be waived, since Conservative controlled Tamworth Borough Council first gave free car parking in December 2005.
The decision to offer free town centre car parking on two Saturdays in December in the last three years led to a significant rise in the number of visitors