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In the news: Last minute shoppers encouraged to stay safe as free parking comes into effect

People planning to do a bit of last-minute Christmas shopping this week are encouraged to do so safely.

All visitors to the council's car parks will be able to park for up to three hours free of charge between 8am and 6pm from today, Monday 20 December to Tuesday 4 January.

All council car parks are free to use overnight, from 6pm-8am, no matter the duration of use, along with being free all-day Saturday and Sunday. Normal charges will resume on the 4 January, 2022.

Shoppers are advised to follow current government guidelines, including wearing masks in shops, unless exempt.

Chairman of the Leisure and Environment Committee Councillor Craig Rimmer said: "We want residents to be able to access their local shops this Christmas, and we want to support our high streets. Providing three hours of free access to council car parks is a big way we can help with this."

The council owned car parks in the borough are located at:
•    Billericay - Lake Meadows
•    Billericay - Wickford Main
•    High Street, Billericay - Radford Crescent
•    Wickford - Wickford Ladygate Centre
•    Wickford - Wickford Pool, Wickford

ENDS

Published on Monday 20 December 2021