Free parking in the run-up to Christmas

Rushden town centre

Rushden town centre

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Shoppers in East Northants can enjoy 60 free parking days until Christmas.

East Northamptonshire Council boasts 14 free car parks in its six towns, with generous time allowances.

Council Leader, Cllr Steven North, says: “We want to encourage residents to do their Christmas shopping locally, to support the independent and high street shops on their doorstep. By offering free parking all year round, but particularly at Christmas, shoppers and visitors can enjoy a great variety of shops and excellent Christmas events hosted by our towns.”

Five of the council’s car parks have received the prestigious Park Mark award which is given by the police to those which have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme to reduce crime.

The Duck Street, John Street, Rectory Road (Orchard Place) and Splash car parks in Rushden and the Sackville Street in Thrapston have met strict criteria demonstrating a safe, clean, quality parking environment.

For more information about the car parks in East Northamptonshire, www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/carparking