04:38PM, Monday 22 November 2021
Carnival car park
Wokingham Borough Council’s free parking scheme is set to return during the Christmas period.
Free parking will be offered in council owned car parks every weekend in December and on the first weekend in January.
The scheme has been extended to include Saturday, December 25 and Saturday, January 1 as these are not bank holidays and users would normally be charged.
Dates for free parking in December include: Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, Sunday 26th, Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th.
In January, free parking will be available on Saturday 1st and Monday 3rd.
The council-owned car parks offering free parking include:
Councillor Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways and transport, said: “Supporting our residents and local businesses is really important to us, so we are once again offering free parking to enable people to shop local this Christmas.
“We have a great range of independent and chain shops, restaurants and bars in the borough and we are helping people to access them and see what we have to offer by providing free parking.”
All restrictions including parking in the correct bays, maximum stays and ‘no return’ times still apply.
There will be displays at Windsor Racecourse and Legoland, local fireworks in Burnham and Twyford and smaller displays at schools in the Royal Borough.