Published: Wednesday, 18th November 2020
Sevenoaks District Council has agreed to free parking offers to support the District’s town centres when we come out of the national lockdown in the run up to Christmas.
To encourage visitors to stay longer, shop safely and support our local businesses, the first hour of parking will be free in the majority of the Council’s short-stay car parks in Sevenoaks and all the Council’s car parks in Swanley and Westerham for a month after the current lockdown ends, currently the 2 December.
Visitors will still need to display a parking ticket or register their stay with MiPermit.
Sevenoaks District Council is also making parking free in all its car parks and on street across the two weekends before Christmas - Saturday 12 and Sunday 13, and Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December.
Visitors will be able to park for up to three hours in the Blighs car park in Sevenoaks, and longer in other car parks, helping to spread the Christmas cheer as widely as possible.
There will be no need for drivers to show a pay and display ticket or log their stay with MiPermit for this offer.
Cllr Peter Fleming, Leader of the Council, says: “As we come to the end of a year no one could have predicted, the importance of December as a trading period for many of our town centre businesses is more important than ever. These offers form part of our overall package of support to reopen our towns safely and support our local economies”
The Council will continue to patrol its car parks as normal during December to ensure they operate as smoothly as possible.
For parking locations, visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/carparks