Annual boost to shoppers and shopkeepers
Merton Council is keeping up its recent tradition of giving a boost to both shoppers and shopkeepers this Christmas by providing free parking.
Parking will be free in council-managed car parks* throughout the borough for each weekend from November 28, leading up to Christmas Day, including Christmas Eve, which falls on a Thursday.
The move means the average Wimbledon shopper will save up to £6 for a four-hour shop on the free parking days.
Leader of the council Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: "We know a lot of people are feeling the pinch financially, so this is our way of making Christmas a little lighter on the pocket. We always work to make parking in Merton fair and affordable and hope that enabling people to park for free in council car parks will mean more people will spend their money locally."
* Only the Coombe Lane car park in Raynes Park is not included. Find out where you can park for free: www.merton.gov.uk/freeparking.
November 20, 2015