Free car parking offers in Fleetwood, Poulton, Cleveleys and Garstang this Christmas

Motorists parking in Wyre this Christmas will be able to save money after the council announced free parking over the festive period.

Monday, 23rd November 2020, 6:54 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd November 2020, 6:58 pm

To support local businesses following the end of national lockdown on December 1, Wyre Council will be offering up to four hours free parking per day on pay and display car parks on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout December in the run up to Christmas.

On these days, users may park free of charge for a maximum of four hours per day and no ticket is required. Free parking is limited to one visit per day, per user. Anyone returning to a car park on the same day or wishing to park in excess of the free time limit will be required to purchase a ticket to cover the additional time of parking.

This offer will be available up to and including Christmas Eve on the following car parks:

North Promenade is one of the car parks that will have free parking

Up to 4 hours maximum free parking per day:

- Fleetwood : Custom House Lane

- Cleveleys : Derby Road East, Derby Road West, North Promenade, Jubilee Gardens

- Poulton : Wheatsheaf Way

- Garstang : High Street

Up to 2 hours maximum free parking per day (3 hours for Blue Badge holders in disabled bays only):

- Cleveleys : Rough Lea Road

A Wyre Council spokesman said: " Please note that Albert Street car park in Fleetwood is currently not in use as a pay and display car park as it is being used as a COVID-19 testing site for pre-booked appointments.

To help bring some further Christmas cheer to town centres, Wyre Council has also dedicated more than £18,000 of festive lights funding to help Wyre’s town and village centres sparkle this Christmas.

The festive lights funding is available for Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Thornton, Poulton, Hambleton, Knott End/Preesall and Garstang and although light switch on events have had to be cancelled, some town centres are running a virtual switch-on online.

Councillor Roger Berry, Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety Portfolio Holder at Wyre Council comments, “As we move back into tiered system after lockdown ends on 2 December, we look forward to shops on our high streets reopening and this free parking offer will go some way towards giving businesses a much needed boost. Wyre has lots of shops ready and waiting to welcome you back and your support can make all the difference.

“We’re also doing everything we can to work with community groups who put on the Christmas lights in town centres and villages across the borough. It is really important this year to raise the spirits of the community whilst keeping everyone safe.

“I would urge everyone to continue to stick to guidance set out by government when visiting our town centres, keep your distance from others, wear a face covering and remember to wash your hands."