Shoppers park free at Christmas

MOTORISTS will be able to park free in council-owned car parks over the Christmas period in a bid to encourage shoppers to Erewash’s town centres.

Drivers who park up anytime between 9.30am and 6pm from Friday December 16 to January 2 won’t have to pay.

Cllr Barbara Harrison, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for the environment, said: “We are delighted to announce that our free parking scheme will take place again this year.

“We know it is especially important in the current economic climate and the news will be warmly welcomed by the borough’s residents and traders alike. “We remain committed to promoting business in Erewash and to helping our town centres thrive. We have excellent markets and shops and we hope the provision of free parking in our car parks will encourage even more people to shop locally.”