The free parking offer means residents and visitors will save money that can be put towards extra gifts for friends and family, and at the same provide... a real boost to the local economy. The two hours’ free parking will begin from the time of arrival – when the two hour period is up, parking will be charged at the normal rate.
Cllr Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader and Member for the Environment, said: “Allowing shoppers to park free for a few hours is such a simple thing, but the benefits are huge. It means that people are more relaxed when they visit town centres – when they are not so rushed visitors are more likely to stop for a coffee or snack and spend a few extra pounds in one of our great local businesses.
“At this time of year, people are more likely to shop for gifts or larger, bulky items. Making it easier for them to pick up their presents is our way of spreading the festive cheer!”
There are ten Waltham Forest Council car parks across the borough that will be taking part in the parking offer. They are: Brandon Road, E17; Bedford Road, E17; Stanley Road, E10; High Street E17; Mission Grove, E17; Hall Lane, E4; Richmond Road, E4; Linford Road, E17; Church Lane, E11 and Town Hall Car Park, E17. You can get info on car park opening times and locations on the council website here.