Free Christmas Parking


Last minute Christmas shoppers, families travelling to join their Christmas ‘bubbles’, and Boxing Day and New Year bargain hunters will be able to park for free in all DDC owned car parks on Christmas Eve (Thursday, 24 December), Christmas Day (Friday, 25 December), Boxing Day (Saturday, 26 December), and New Year’s Day (Friday, 1 January 2021). 

Cllr Nigel Collor, cabinet member for transport, licensing and community, said: “2020 has been tough for everyone and we hope this small gesture will help people to plan ahead for a Covid-safe Christmas.” 

NHS and key workers can continue to park for free whilst on duty or carrying out visits in the community.  This concession, in line with directions from the British Parking Association applies until 6 April 2021, or until such time as the government issues further guidance.

For the latest guidance on travelling and visiting family and friends over the Christmas period, see the latest government guidance.

All other parking restrictions, including on-street parking and single/double yellow line restrictions continue to apply.

Posted on 08 December 2020