Free parking scheme extended ahead of festive season

Free parking scheme extended ahead of festive season

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

A majority of local authority car parks will be free from 3pm on weekdays from Friday 18 November, on top of the free weekend parking that is already on offer.

This will help residents to support local businesses, and make a head start on their Christmas shopping.

It’s also in place in time for the Light Night event at Wigan Pier, marking the start of this year’s Frost Fest celebrations with Christmas lights switch-ons, parades and markets.

Leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molyneux MBE, said: “We want to help local residents support local businesses, and we know our free parking offer in the run up to Christmas is really popular and makes it even easier for people to visit our town centres.

“Our Love Local campaign is all about enabling our communities to reinvest back into their communities, and boost our local economy.

“This time of year is really important, especially for smaller and independent businesses, and we hope lots of people will take advantage of this offer to visit our borough and our town centres.”

Free after 3pm parking will be in place from Friday 18 November and continues until Friday, January 6, with the existing free weekend parking scheme remaining in place until March.

Please note that Wigan’s Civic Centre and Chapel Lane car parks are not included in the free after 3pm offer.

For full details from 18 November, and to see where council owned car parks are located in the borough, visit our car parking webpages.

View programme updates and information on Frost Fest.

Posted on Tuesday 15th November 2022

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