Monmouthshire County Council has agreed with town councils and chambers of trade the dates for free parking in Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth in the approach to Christmas. This will be a repeat of previous successful free parking initiatives which gave a welcome boost to local shops and helped remind people of the county’s fantastic range of independent retailers.
Free parking dates in all three towns are as follows:
· Saturday, 30th November
· Saturday, 7th December
· Saturday, 14th December
Cllr Phil Hobson, Monmouthshire County Council’s cabinet member for Community Development, said: “Free parking in the run-up to Christmas had been such a success over the past three years that it’s right to repeat it. It costs the council around £17,000 in lost revenue each year but of course our towns benefit enormously from increased custom in shops and restaurants. And it reminds people what a brilliant range of outlets we have in our towns.”
The council has produced a range of publicity to promote the free parking and the wide variety of shopping offered in Monmouthshire’s towns.