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Christmas Parking 2017

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13th December 2017 

Image of a Powys parking meterFree car parking will be on offer at Powys County Council's pay and display car parks for two key shopping days in the run-up to Christmas, the council has announced.

The festive initiative, which follows previous successful free parking schemes, will provide free parking on Saturday 16 and Saturday 23 December between 10am-6pm. 

Councillor Leader Councillor Rosemarie Harris and Councillor Liam Fitzpatrick, Cabinet Member for Highways, said; "I am delighted to be able to confirm that the council's free car parking initiative will run for the two key shopping days in the run-up to Christmas.

"We know that the scheme will be welcomed by shoppers and businesses alike and will provide a timely boost to the county's economy in the run-up to the busiest shopping period of the year.

"The county's economy is vital to everyone and the festive period can make a real difference to countless businesses, so any help to increase spend has to be worthwhile." 

The initiative only applies to off-street car parks and does not alter existing on-street parking restrictions. Free parking in short stay car parks is only applicable for a maximum of two hours.

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