Free parking on Saturdays this Christmas in Hinckley

Published Friday, 08 November 2019

CHRISTMAS shopping in Hinckley will be given a boost once again this year with free car parking in selected town centre car parks on Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas.

Shoppers will be able to park for free in Lower Bond Street, Druid Street, Alma Road, Holliers Walk, Trinity Vicarage Road and Thornycroft Road car parks in the four Saturdays before Christmas.  The Borough Council, has agreed to repeat the popular offer again this year in order to thank shoppers for their loyalty and to increase trade for shops and businesses. 

The free parking offer applies from 9am on Saturday 30 November and then Saturdays 7, 14 and 21 December. Shoppers are reminded that parking is free in all council run car parks on Sundays throughout the year.

Additionally, shoppers will also be able to park for free in North Warwickshire and Hinckley College (NWHC) car park in the four Saturdays before Christmas. The car park, which is directly behind the Atkins Building, can be accessed from Druid Street. 

Bill Cullen, Chief Executive of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council said: “This proved to be a popular initiative last year that boosted town centre trade in the busy pre-Christmas shopping period so we hope that once again this year it encourages people to buy local. I am delighted that this offer has received cross party support within the council and my thanks to NWHC for opening their car park to shoppers and visitors to the town centre.”