Free parking scheme extended to weekdays after 3pm ahead of festive season

Free parking scheme extended to weekdays after 3pm ahead of festive season

Free parking schemes in Wigan and Leigh town centres will be extended once again in time for the festive season.

To help residents Support Local and make a head-start on Christmas shopping, most Wigan Council car parks will be free from 3pm on weekdays from Friday, November 19.

This offer will continue until January with the existing free weekend parking scheme remaining in place until March.

Leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molyneux, said: “We know how popular the free parking schemes are and we hope they continue to serve as an extra incentive to shop in our town centres.

“Our spend, support and shop local campaign is ongoing and it recognises how important this time of year is for our local economy.

“We encourage all of our residents and visitors to the borough to take advantage of this offer and support our markets, independent traders and larger stores.”

The extended free parking offer coincides with the start of Frost Fest with Christmas lights switch-on, markets and parade events taking place across the borough.

Free after 3pm parking will be in place from Friday, November 19 and continues until Friday, January 7.

Please note that Wigan’s Civic Centre and Chapel Lane car parks are not included in this offer with the latter still in use as a Covid-19 testing site.

Free weekend parking continues until Sunday, March 27, 2022.

View full terms and conditions, and to see where council owned car parks are located in the borough.

For programme updates and Eventbrite links for Frost Fest, please follow Wigan Council and This is Wigan on Facebook and Twitter.

Posted on Tuesday 16th November 2021
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