Council unveils free festive parking

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Christmas shoppers in Leigh will benefit from free car parking sessions in council car parks across the town centre.

The offer includes:

Free parking after 3pm until Saturday, January 7 in council car parks in Leigh. This includes The Galleries and Water Street multi-storey car parks.

Free Sunday parking on all the council-operated car parks in Wigan and Leigh town centres, from Sunday, November 20 to Sunday, January 8.

Free late night parking on Thursdays until 9pm on The Galleries and Water Street multi-storey car parks from Thursday, November 17 to Thursday. December 22 and free parking for the whole of Boxing Day, Monday, December 26.

Deputy council leader David Molyneux, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “Our town centres are the perfect places for Christmas shopping with a wide variety of big high street names and independent outlets as well as our popular and friendly markets.

“Our markets are ideal for Christmas through their high quality produce, friendly service and value for money.

“We know shoppers appreciate parking for free while they shop so we have once again introduced the free after 3pm car parking sessions.

“We hope people take advantage of it and have an enjoyable time getting those special gifts for the festive period in Leigh town centre.”

Car parks taking part in the free sessions include: Spinning Gate, the Town Hall, Doctors Nook, Lord Street, The Railway Arches, Church Street.

The civic centre car park and on-street pay-and-display bays are not included in the free after 3pm offer and on-street pay-and-display parking is free on Sundays.

Vehicles entering before 3pm will still have to pay.