Free parking across all council-operated car parks in the East Riding will come into force this weekend.
For the 11th year, East Riding of Yorkshire Council will suspend parking charges.
This will apply to all council on-street parking bays and off-street car parks for the four weekends in the run-up to Christmas in a bid to boost trade and visitor numbers to towns.
This year, parking charges in the council’s on-street and off-street parking locations will be suspended on the following weekends:
30 November and Sunday, 1 December
7 December and Sunday, 8 December
14 December and Sunday, 15 December
21 December and Sunday, 22 December.
The free parking period will be between 8am on Saturday until 8am on Monday. They say that pay and display machines will be clearly marked to let people know there will be no charge.
Whilst parking charges are suspended, motorists are advised that normal parking rules still apply, such as those around disabled parking bays, maximum stays and controlled parking zones (CPZ).
Ian Burnett, head of the asset strategy at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said;
“This is certainly a very popular scheme and one which has been extended for the next three years.
Free Parking Will Be In Place For Small Business Saturday
“Christmas is a key trading time for our local high streets and free parking brings people into our town centres to help support local businesses and brings residents and visitors to the area.”
Free parking will also be in place for Small Business Saturday, which is now in its seventh year and will take place on Saturday, 7 December.
This year, Beverley firm FitfordogsUK has been named as one of 100 businesses who showcase the date. As a result of being selected, they are just one of 100 firms throughout the UK to earn this honour.