Festive free parking in Purbeck

This December, Christmas shoppers in Purbeck will be able to enjoy some free parking.

Purbeck District Council and Wareham Town Council will be helping people support traders on Small Business Saturday, 2 December. Shoppers can enjoy free parking in car parks at Bonnets Lane, Connegar Lane, Howards Lane, Streche Road and the Rempstone Centre, Wareham and at West Street, Corfe Castle.

The District and Town Councils worked with the Wareham and Corfe Castle Chambers of Trade to make this possible.

The District Council and Town Council will also be waiving parking charges in their Wareham car parks on Sunday 10 December (when Santa comes to town!), Friday 22 and Saturday 23 December.

Free parking will also be available in Corfe Castle West Street car park on Saturdays 9, 16 and 23 December.

Councillor Cherry Brooks, Economy and Infrastructure Spokesperson for Purbeck District Council, said: “We are grateful to Wareham and Corfe Castle Chambers of Trade for helping us support our local traders again in the run-up to Christmas.

“The district hosts a super range of independent shops and businesses, so take advantage of the free parking and get something a little different for friends and family this Christmas!”

Swanage Town Council will be providing free parking in its Broad Road and Main Beach long stay car parks on all the Saturdays in December and the first Saturday in January. On the other days in December, parking will be £1 per day in these two car parks.

Norden car park and Dorset County Council-owned car parks at the Quay and St Johns Hill, Wareham are not included in the free parking offer.