Free Christmas parking comes to town
Residents and visitors can enjoy free Christmas parking on Sunday’s in December as the Christmas rush approaches.
From Sunday 1 December, 9 Southend town centre car parks will be free to use for residents and visitors every Sunday throughout December, as well as free parking on Thursdays after 4pm to accommodate late night shoppers. These car parks are: Alexandra Street, Warrior Square, Seaway, Clarence Road, Tylers Avenue, York Road, University Square, Essex Street, Short Street.
Thirty minutes free parking is also available on Sundays in December at London Road (behind Pizza Express).
Larissa Reed, executive director for neighbourhoods and environment, said: “We are keen to entice residents and visitors to the town centre for their Christmas shopping to support local businesses and boost the local economy.
“In addition to this, the council is also offering free parking in seven local car parks as part of Small Business Saturday on Saturday 7 December and I hope residents use this opportunity to shop local.”
The seven local car parks that will have free parking for Small Business Saturday are: Ilfracombe Avenue, North Road, Hamlet Court Road, Elm Road (Leigh-on-Sea), North Street, Ceylon Road and Thorpe Bay Broadway.