THURROCK Council is supporting local businesses in the borough this December with free parking on Small Business Saturday 3 December, as well as every Saturday after, in the run up to New Year’s Eve.
All council car parks as well as pay and display bays in Thurrock will be free to use on Saturday 3, 10, 24 and 31 December.
Portfolio Holder for Highways and Transport, Cllr Brian Little, welcomed the scheme saying: “I am pleased that we have continued to support local businesses during the festive season. Sundays are already free across council car parks, so adding the Saturday’s during the busy festive period is small gesture to help everyone out.
“Our high streets and town centres are an important part of the local economy and we should rightly support them and encourage shoppers to shop there as well as the bigger shopping centres in the borough.
“It’s also very handy that this year two of the Saturdays fall on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, making it easier for residents to pop out and get those last minute presents and party poppers!”
For the location of council-operated car parks please go to thurrock.gov.uk/parking