Indie/Lib Dem Redcar and Cleveland Council reduce free Christmas parking by 4 weeks compared to previous years.

At Redcar Blog we have had lots of contact today asking why the council has decided to reduce the normal Christmas free parking period. The council today released a press statement confirming the shorter period of the 1st of December to the 31st. This is in comparison to the previous periods of the 6th of November to the 7th of January under the last Labour administration.

Free parking is being offered for Christmas shoppers next month.

The offer will start in council-operated car parks and parking bays in the heart of Redcar and Guisborough town centres from 1pm each day from Sunday 1 December to Tuesday 31 December.

Councillor Wayne Davies, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “We’re very pleased to support local businesses and make this festive offer in our town centres. I would urge everyone to use our fantastic local shops, including the increasing numbers of great quality independent retailers. There really is something for everyone.”

The concessions will operate in the very heart of the shopping centres but not in more out of town centre areas.

The following will have free parking from 1pm:


– Station Road
– High Street
– King Street Car Park
– Graffenburg Street Car Park
– Turner Street Car Park


– Westgate
– Church Square Car Park
– Patten Lane Car Park
– Reid Terrace Car Park
– Fountain Street East Car Park
– Fountain West Car Park

Normal charging will resume on Wednesday 1 January.

For more information on the free parking scheme motorists should refer to notices in each council car park or go to

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