We are delighted to offer free parking in some of our council-owned car parks in the run up to Christmas this year.
Car Parks taking part
- All car parks free all day for small business Saturday 1 December
- All car parks free all day for Blandford Yuletide festival 12 December
- Christmas concessionary parking on Saturday 8 and 15 December
Bridport All car parks free Wednesday 5 December
Dorchester Free parking all day on Saturday 8, 15, 22 and Monday 24 December
Shaftesbury Free parking all day on Saturday 8, 15, and 22 December
Sherborne Free parking every Monday in December (except 31 December)
Sturminster Newton Free parking on Saturday 1 Dec and Tuesday 1 January
Cllr Mary Penfold, West Dorset District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Enabling, said: “We are delighted to offer free parking in our wonderful and unique county town for Christmas shoppers, or those wishing to indulge in our wonderful cultural attractions.”
Cllr Sherry Jespersen, North Dorset district Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and
Regeneration, said: “We hope these free parking initiatives will give a boost to the towns’ businesses during the festive trading period. There are lots of economic challenges facing our local businesses, but this initiative will allow visitors and tourists to enjoy a leisurely shopping experience.”
Small Business Saturday
Small business Saturday is a grassroots campaign that highlights small business success. The campaign encourages customers to support small businesses in their communities. It will take place on Saturday 1 December.