This Saturday the 26th November sees the first of the 3 Free Parking Saturdays in MCC car parks in Chepstow, the other two free parking Saturdays will be on 3rd and 10th December.
This is a repeat of last year’s successful free parking initiative, which gave a welcome boost to local shops and helped remind people of the county’s fantastic range of independent retailers.
The decision to repeat free parking this Christmas was made by the Cabinet member for County Operations, Cllr Bryan Jones as an Individual Member Decision on 14th September. He said:
“Free Parking was such a success last year that it’s right to repeat it. It did cost the council around £17,000 in lost revenue. But, of course, our towns benefited enormously from increased custom in shops and restaurants. And it reminded people what a brilliant range of shops we have in our towns.”