CHRISTMAS shoppers in Stratford will be able to park for free on Thursday evenings in the run up to the big day.
Stratford District Council is offering free parking in district council-run town centre car parks – excluding Bridgeway multi-storey and Bridgeway surface – between 4pm and midnight every Thursday from November 26 to December 17.
And this also includes the official switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights, which is set to take place next Thursday (November 26).
District council technical services spokesman, Mike Brain, said: “We have run this offer for a number of years and it has proved to be really popular with shoppers, retailers and one way the district council can support businesses.
“It is important we support the town’s traders and not only encourage our residents to shop locally but also encourage others to
travel into the area and experience the wonder of Stratford at Christmas time with the beautiful lights and festive market on Bridge Street.
“I really hope people take advantage of the offer, which will benefit everyone from residents and traders as well as those from outside the district who might opt to visit.
“We want to make Stratford the place for people to come and do their Christmas shopping.”
Visit www.stratford.gov.uk/transport/car-parks-stratford.cfm for details of district council car parks.