Friday 17 November 2023

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is once again providing free weekend parking in December for Christmas shoppers at the council’s on-street and off-street parking locations across the East Riding.

The first day of free parking also coincides with Small Business Saturday, a national campaign that encourages people to shop locally and support small businesses in their communities.

The council has offered free parking in the run-up to Christmas for the last 15 years. Councillor Anne Handley, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Christmas is an important time for our high streets, and free weekend parking is a great way to encourage people to come into our town centres and support our local businesses. It can also be an expensive time for many people, and I hope this will also go a little way towards helping our residents with the cost of living.”

Parking charges will be suspended from 8am on Saturday to 8am on Monday on the following weekends:

  • Saturday, 2 December, and Sunday, 3 December
  • Saturday, 9 December, and Sunday, 10 December
  • Saturday, 16 December and Sunday, 17 December
  • Saturday, 23 December, and Sunday, 24 December

Pay and display machines will be clearly marked to let people know there is no charge. While parking charges are suspended, motorists are advised that normal parking rules still apply, such as those around disabled parking bays, maximum stays and controlled parking zones