Free Saturday parking returns for the festive seasonPublished Tuesday, 20th November 2018
Rotherham shoppers can benefit from FREE weekend parking in the run up to Christmas in all council-owned on-street bays and off-street car parks.
Starting from Saturday 17 November and running through to Saturday 29 December, car parking will be free on Saturdays (as well as every Sunday as normal).
Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, Cllr Denise Lelliott, said: “We will provide free Saturday parking in Council-owned car parks and on-street bays over the festive period which will help shoppers and businesses alike. Local traders have said that the free parking in the run up to the festive season gives them a vital boost to their businesses.
"Shopping in the town centre gives lots of choice for customers and we encourage them to come along and use the free parking to see the great range of gifts and products on offer.
“This Christmas, we hope that everyone in Rotherham gets behind their local shops and businesses - your support can really make a difference to our local economy.”
Shoppers are reminded that in addition to free weekend parking, they can continue to park for free for up to two hours on weekdays in the “red zone” of the Forge Island and Drummond Street car parks.
To ensure everyone benefits, the maximum stay restrictions will still apply.
Saturday parking charges will be applicable again from 5 January 2019.