Free parking for Christmas shoppers in Stone – December 10th and 17th

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Shoppers will be able to park for free in Stone town centre this Saturday 10 December and on 17th December.

The free parking offer aims to encourage more people to shop in town to boost trade for local businesses over the festive season.

Parking charges have been waived for Stafford Borough Council car parks from 1pm on Saturday 10 December and from the same time the following week on 17 December.

The free parking period applies to all car parks in Stone town centre.

Stone town centre has a great mix of shops, cafes and restaurants. The town holds its monthly craft and collectibles market in the High Street on Saturday 17 December, a chance to snap up some unique Christmas gifts.

Councillor Frances Beatty, Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, said:

“Whether people are shopping for gifts, festive food and drink or going for a seasonal lunch, they can do so and not have to pay to park on these two afternoons. Stone has so much to offer and I urge people in the Borough to shop local for Christmas this year.”

Most borough council car parks offer cash free parking throughout the year so visitors to the town centres can pay for their parking using their mobile phones, and top it up without having to return to their cars.

Details of where to park in Stone town centre can be found at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/carparks

More information on where and how you can use cash-free parking is available at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/cash-free-parking