1000 town centre free weekend parking spaces

Published Wednesday, 20th March 2019
people with parking machine

Visitors to Rotherham will soon benefit from 1000 free weekend parking spaces in the town centre.

From Saturday 6 April, parking will be free on Saturdays in the Drummond Street and Wellgate Multi-storey car parks – as well as on Forge Island.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, Cllr Denise Lelliott, said: “More permanent free parking at weekends will help shoppers and businesses alike.

"Shopping and spending leisure time in the town centre, including at the many cafés and restaurants, gives a vital boost to local businesses. If everyone spent just a few pounds locally each week, it would make a huge difference to Rotherham’s businesses.”

It’s also worth remembering that, as well as free weekend parking, parking is free for up to two hours on weekdays in the “red zone” in the Forge Island and Drummond Street car parks (a ticket is required).

Find out more about car parks in Rotherham