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Free Parking Days across Torridge in the run-up to Christmas

Christmas Free Parking

Torridge District and Town Councils will once again be supporting local businesses and shoppers with free parking days in Council Car Parks in the run up to Christmas. In addition to the many other dates announced, Torridge will also be supporting national "Small Business Day" on Saturday 7th December, by providing free parking in all our public car parks for the whole day from 8am to 6pm (from 10am in Bideford). The small business day campaign is now in its seventh year with a focus on encouraging people to shop locally and support the many small businesses that help keep our high streets thriving as a place to visit, shop and eat.

The "Small Business Day" also coincides with Bideford's Smart Tech Fayre at the Burton Art Gallery 12-4pm see https://tinyurl.com/w4xkk46 for more info

Sean Kearney - Planning and Economy Manager says:

"I hope the free parking days announced for this year will once again encourage people to get out and about and support our small businesses across the District. Collectively they are a vital part of our economy and employ many people and support many families. Many offer something a little bit different for shoppers and it's a great opportunity to find a gift for Christmas or other special occasion. There's also an abundance of small cafes and restaurants to keep food lovers happy as well as a unique Smart Tech Fayre at the Burton on the 7th December - which should be a fantastic day out!"

Saturday 7th December "Small Business Day" - Free Parking in All Torridge District Council Car Parks 8am - 6pm (10am Bideford) - and in all car parks on Christmas Day & New Years Day.

Other Free Parking days include:

BIDEFORD

Saturday 30th November - Free parking from 10am in Bridge St, The Pill, The Manor, Pannier Market & The Quay - courtesy of Bideford Town Council,.

Sunday 1st December - Free parking from 10am in Bridge St, Pannier Market, (the Pill will be free as usual on a Sunday). Note - The Quay & The Manor car parks will be closed from 6pm Saturday 30th November, reopening 8am Monday 2nd December, as they will feature attractions for the Bideford "Christmas Light switch on" - courtesy of Bideford Town Council.

Saturday 14th & Saturday 21st December - Free parking from 10am in The Quay, The manor, The Pill, Pannier Market & Bridge St - courtesy of Bideford Town Council.

GREAT TORRINGTON

Saturday 14th December - Free parking in Sydney House car park all day - courtesy Great Torrington Town Council.

Saturday 21st December - Free parking in Sydney House car park all day - courtesy Great Torrington Town Council.

Tuesday 24th December - Free parking in Sydney House & Barley Grove all day - courtesy Great Torrington Town Council.

HOLSWORTHY

Saturday 30th November - Free parking all day in The Manor & Well Park car parks - "Big Switch On Event" and Christmas Market in The Square 3pm - 8pm - courtesy of Holsworthy Town Council.

Tuesday 24th December Christmas Eve, Free parking all day in The Manor & Well Park car parks.