THURROCK Council’s car parks will be free on each Saturday in December this year.
Cllr Angie Gaywood, the council’s portfolio holder with responsibility for parking, said: “For the past couple of years we have made parking free in our pay and display car parks and roadsides on each Saturday in December.
“Of course, this is in addition to our all-year-round free 15 minute stop-and-shop policy on roads close to shops.
“It’s all part of our effort to give local businesses a boost in the Christmas build-up and to make life that little bit easier for local people wanting to do their Christmas shopping.”
She added: “Our car parks are among the cheapest – if not the cheapest – among all our neighbours and in fact, many of them are free all year round.
“I would urge as many people as possible to take advantage of this and to patronise local Thurrock stores.”