The Leader of Rochdale Borough Council has announced that residents and visitors to the borough will be able to park for free over the festive period.
From Saturday 14 December to Sunday 5 January 2014, parking will be free every day after 10am on the council’s town centre car parks in Rochdale and Middleton.
This will include the bus station multi-storey car park in Rochdale town centre, which
Town centre car parks in Heywood and Littleborough will also continue to remain free of charge.
The Leader, Councillor Colin Lambert, said: “This is an important step towards helping to boost the economy of the borough’s town centres supporting our local businesses.
“Parking is already free after 3pm, Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, but by extending the free parking over the Christmas period we hope that it will entice shoppers in to the borough and encourage them to stay longer to sample the variety of shops and the excellent programme of Christmas events.
“The atmosphere around Christmas is just fantastic and we are sure shoppers and businesses will welcome the benefits.”
The car parks included in the scheme are:
On street: (Rochdale)
Off street: (Rochdale)
Off street: (Middleton)
Details are also available on the council’s ‘car parks pages’ at www.rochdale.gov.uk