Pre-Christmas parking boost
for local retailers
WIRRAL Council is once again supporting
shoppers and local businesses by re-introducing its 'Free After 3'
parking initiative in Council car parks throughout the whole of December.
All Council operated car parks will be free to park in after 3pm every day in
December, giving residents and visitors the chance to go Christmas shopping
without paying to park.
As well as the 'Free After 3' offer, people will be able to park for
'Free All Day' at any Council operated car parks on Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Parking will also be free from 3pm in Council car parks in Birkenhead on Friday
25 November 2016 to attract visitors to the area for the Christmas Lights switch
on in Hamilton Square.
Cllr Stuart Whittingham, Wirral Council Cabinet member for Highways and
Infrastructure, said:- "We are only too aware of the difficulties being
experienced by retailers in the borough. This is why, as part of our pledge to
support the local business economy, we are putting forward these proposals again
to support local businesses/markets and help attract people to the shops before
Christmas and afterwards to the sales."
Paula Basnett, CEO of Wirral Chamber of Commerce, said:- "We welcome this
news as it will encourage Wirral residents and visitors to use retail centres in
our borough, rather than in neighbouring areas, which can only be seen as a very
positive move and one which will benefit our businesses and Wirral's economy."
The initiative applies to Council operated car parks only; motorists will still
have to pay for on street parking in Birkenhead.