Shropshire Council

Free parking in Shropshire towns this Christmas

08 November 2018 Last updated at 11:33

As in previous years, we're providing free parking in a number of Shropshire towns on certain days in the run-up to Christmas, plus free use of park and ride in Shrewsbury and Ludlow.

The dates, times and locations of the offers – by town – are as follows:

Bridgnorth

When?

Friday 23 November for the Christmas lights switch-on event.

The offer

Innage Lane, Smithfield and Severn Street car parks – free from 2pm.

Church Stretton

When?

Saturday 24 November, for the Christmas lights switch-on and Mayfair Frost Fair.

The offer

Easthope 1 to 4 car parks – free from 2pm.

Ellesmere

When?

Friday 30 November for the Winter Festival.

The offer

Cross Street, Talbot Street and Spar Bridge car parks – free from 2pm.

Ludlow

When?

Tuesday 4, 11, and 18 December – ‘Tinsel Tuesdays’.

The offer

  • Park and ride – free from midday
  • Smithfield and Galdeford A and B car parks – free from midday

Market Drayton

When?

Saturday 17 November, for the Christmas Festival and lights switch-on.

The offer

Queen Street; Towers Lawn 1; Towers Lawn 2 car parks – free from 2pm.

Shrewsbury

When?

Every Wednesday, from 14 November to 19 December, for the Christmas lights switch-on and late-night shopping.

The offer

  • Park and ride – free from midday
  • Frankwell Main; Abbey Foregate car parks – free parking from 3pm
  • Raven Meadows multi-storey – half-price parking from 3pm until midnight

Wem

When?

Friday 7 December – for the Christmas festival and lights switch-on.

The offer

High Street, Mill Street and Leek Street – free from 2pm.

Whitchurch

When?

Saturday 24 November – the day of the Christmas festival and lights switch-on.

The offer

Newtown; Castle Hill; St John’s Street; Pepper Street; Brownlow Street car parks – free from 2pm.

Note: in Oswestry we’ve agreed to let the Festival Square car park be used for the Christmas Live event on Saturday 7 December.