This year, NSDC are going the extra step to support businesses and to encourage visitors to visit the town as they are offering free weekend and Bank Holiday car parking at all pay and display car parks managed by NSDC this festive period.
In previous years free parking has been provided only on Sundays for the period 27 November to 18 December. This year, free parking will be provided on Saturdays as well as Sundays starting from Sunday 26 November, coinciding with the Christmas Lights Switch On, running through to Sunday 31 December. It will also include free parking for Bank Holidays for Monday 25 December and Tuesday 26 December.
It is hoped that the free parking will encourage residents to do their Christmas shopping locally this year in a bid to help support the district’s retailers and high streets.
Those using the car park on one of the free days will not need a ticket when they park, they simply need to park up and visit Newark.
Car parks offering free parking include those located on Appletongate, London Road, The Wharf, Riverside, Riverside Arena and Castle House. The offer does not apply to resident and contract car parks.