Festive free parking in Purbeck

Starting on 1 December, Purbeck shoppers and visitors will be able to enjoy some free parking in the run-up to Christmas.

Small Business Saturday – 1 December

Purbeck District Council and Wareham Town Council will be supporting traders on Small Business Saturday, 1 December. Free parking will be available in the District and Town Council car parks at Bonnets Lane; Connegar Lane; Howards Lane; Streche Road; and the Rempstone Centre, Wareham; and at West Street, Corfe Castle.

Pre-Christmas free parking in Wareham

The councils will also be waiving parking charges in their Wareham car parks on Saturday 22, Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December.

Pre-Christmas free parking in Corfe Castle

Free parking will also be available in Corfe Castle West Street car park on Saturdays 8, 15 and 22 December.

Councillor Cherry Brooks, Economy and Infrastructure Portfolio Holder for Purbeck District Council, said: “The district of Purbeck is home to a super selection of independent shops and businesses. Why not take advantage of free parking and get something different for friends and family this year.”

Councillor Brooks continued: “Christmas is a crucial time for business and free parking helps us all support our local traders.”


Swanage Town Council will be providing free parking in its Broad Road and Main Beach long stay car parks on all the Saturdays in December and the first Saturday in January. On the other days in December, parking will be £1 per day in these two car parks.

Norden car park near Corfe Castle, and Dorset County Council-owned car parks at the Quay and St Johns Hill, Wareham are not included in the free parking offer.