Denbighshire County Council is offering two hours free parking in six of its town centre car parks until the end of the year.
The offer, which will come into effect on Monday, August 3 at 9am, will be available at Vale Street Car Park, Denbigh; East Street Car Park, Llangollen; King’s Avenue Car Park, Prestatyn; Town Hall (Water Street) Car Park, Rhyl; Market Street Car Park, Ruthin and Bowling Green Car Park, St Asaph, to encourage residents and visitors to use town centres and support businesses.
The two-hour free stays will run until December 31, 2020.
The Council had previously offered free parking in its town centre car parks from March. That arrangement remains in place until 8am on Monday, 3 August – when it will be replaced by the new arrangement.
Cllr Brian Jones, the Council’s Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said: “We know it has been a difficult time for businesses and we have been offering free parking in town centres since March to assist key workers and volunteers and to support businesses.
“We are now offering two hours free parking in these car parks until the end of the year to encourage residents and visitors to come and shop and spend their money locally. Having a maximum two hour stay will ensure a good turnover of spaces, increasing the availability of spaces for shoppers and visitors arriving later in the day.”
The offer is available after 9am and cars displaying a valid blue badge will be able to park for two-and-a-half hours for free.
Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire County Council and Lead Member for the Economy, said: “As a Council we are doing all we can to support our businesses during these very difficult times and this is one of the ways we are helping town centres recover. We have been working closely with traders and will continue to do so during the recovery phase and shoppers can take advantage of this offer to support the fantastic local businesses we have here in Denbighshire.”
In Prestatyn, both Nant Hall Road and Fern Avenue car parks continue to be free for four hours, supported by Prestatyn Town Council; while the Pavilion and Bridge Street car parks in Corwen as well as Vicarage Lane, Rhuddlan and Community Centre, Meliden remain free all year round.
Bodelwyddan (Church View) and Dyserth (Thomas Avenue) each have a free public car park which are managed in the local community and not by Denbighshire County Council.
Charges have now been re-introduced at all other car parks in the county and you can find more information at www.denbighshire.gov.uk/car-park