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Free town parking in run up to Christmas - details

on Sat, 04/12/2021 - 12:01pm

Shoppers in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being given a helping hand to buy local this Christmas.

Those who are unable to get to local businesses by walking, cycling or public transport can take advantage of free parking in district council car parks.

The annual free parking tradition is provided by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils to encourage people to shop locally for their Christmas presents, and is even more important this year following the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The free parking days allocated to each area are agreed with the individual town councils depending on which day would best suit local traders.

Free Christmas parking days also means people don’t have to pay to park if they wish to catch up with friends and family in the great pubs, cafés and restaurants found across southern Oxfordshire’s towns during the festive period.

Drivers will be able to park for free in South and Vale car parks on the following days:

  • Abingdon – Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 December
  • Didcot – Mondays – 6, 13 and 20 December
  • Faringdon – Saturdays 27 November, and 4 and 11 December
  • Goring – Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 December
  • Henley – Fridays 10, 17 and 24 December
  • Thame – Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 December
  • Wallingford – Thursdays 9, 16 and 23 December
  • Wantage – Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 December

On the above days there’s no need to display a ticket, however maximum stay times will still apply.

From an article on the Vale's website; see the original <here>.