Christmas shoppers can park for free in a number of long stay car parks in North Yorkshire this year.
Free festive parking has been approved in Ryedale District Council’s long stay car parks from 3-11 December.
It’s to support businesses and residents who are suffering the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.
The free parking will be offered at the long stay car parks in:
- Cleveland Way – Helmsley
- Town Farm – Kirkbymoorside
- Vivis Lane and Eastgate – Pickering
- Water Lane and Wentworth Street – Malton (parking charges will still apply to the short stay car park in Water Lane).
Phillip Spurr of Ryedale District Council said: “We’re delighted to offer free parking in our long stay car parks in the run up to Christmas.
“Ryedale has a lot to offer in terms of unique gift shops, coffee shops and independent stores. We’ve chosen to offer the free parking in our long stay car parks to create a stress-free shopping experience.
“We hope it alleviates the pressures businesses are facing – especially in the hospitality and retail sectors.
“The economic climate is difficult for everyone. Hopefully the move will encourage footfall, boost local spending and ease the burden for citizens too.”