Free parking extended for shoppers

Published Thursday, 06 February 2020

Shopping in Hinckley is set to be given a boost from Monday when a new free parking scheme begins in Hinckley town centre.

Starting on Monday 10 February, shoppers will be able to park for free after 3pm every day in three town centre car parks – Trinity Lane East (entrance directly opposite Domino’s Pizza), Castle (the former co-op car park off Hill Street) and Lower Bond St (opposite the Atkins building). Additionally, free parking will be extended until 8:30am in Lower Bond Street and Thornycroft car parks.

Councillors provisionally approved the scheme in November last year. No objections were received during the subsequent period of public consultation, giving the council the green light to go ahead with the popular scheme.

Council Leader Stuart Bray said: “Increasing the amount of free parking was a key manifesto commitment we were determined to deliver on. We hope shoppers will take full advantage of this opportunity to park for free and continue to support the great range of shopping, leisure, services and events available in our town centre.”