Take advantage of free parking when visiting East Northants this summer

The Duck Street car park when it got a Park Mark award in 2012
The Duck Street car park when it got a Park Mark award in 2012

East Northamptonshire Council is hoping its free car parks will attract more visitors to the district during the summer holidays.

There are 11 free council-owned car parks across the area, with generous time allowances of up to 24 hours at some locations.

Cllr Steven North, leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “We want to encourage families and visitors to enjoy our towns in the summer without parking costs hitting their pocket.

“So, whether you’re following the H E Bates trail in Rushden or exploring George Washington’s ancestry in Thrapston, a parking fee is something you don’t have to factor in to your day.”

Five car parks in East Northamptonshire have received the Park Mark award, which is given by the police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme.

This initiative aims to reduce crime, and the fear of crime, in car parks.

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

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