Skip to content
  1. Do it online
  2. Login
  3. Have your say
  4. My Durham

Free parking returns for festive shoppers

Published November 27, 2019 9.48am

An annual free parking period has returned to give festive shoppers a small boost to their Christmas budgets.

Free after 3 2019

Kieron Moralee, parking and transport infrastructure team leader and a parking enforcement officer.

We are bringing back its 'Free after 3' offer which will see free parking available in council owned car parks after 3pm, every day in December.

Off street car parks and on-street spaces will benefit from the waiving of charges, with stickers being placed on all payment machines to let drivers know.

As well as 'Free after 3,' free parking will be available across the county after 10am on Saturday 7 December in all our off-street car parks and on-street spaces. This coincides with Small Business Saturday, a national campaign which encourages people to 'shop local' and support small businesses in their communities.

Kieron Moralee, our parking and transport infrastructure team leader said: "Every year we try to help with one less cost for people, as the run up to Christmas is a busy time and can be expensive.

"Free after 3 also supports local shops who rely on footfall for a prosperous festive period. The free parking after 10am on the 7 December encourages people to shop local and support our small businesses."

Find a full list of our car parks.

Drivers are advised that payment machines will not be switched off at times when charges are not in place and that money paid will not be refunded.

Related information
Share this page on Facebook Share this page on Twitter Print this page