Free Afternoon Parking for Christmas Shoppers

Visitors to Worksop and Retford will be able to take advantage of free afternoon parking again this year in all Bassetlaw District Council Car Parks in the run up to Christmas and New Year.

Parking will be free after 2pm each day from Monday 30th November 2020 until Friday 1st January 2021 and the Council hopes this will encourage more people to shop local and support local businesses.

High Streets and Town Centres have been hit hard throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic and the Council hopes that the annual free parking will help to provide a much needed boost.

Cllr June Evans, Cabinet Member for Finance at Bassetlaw District Council, said:

“Small businesses, national retailers, cafés, bars and many other local businesses in our town centres have suffered painful financial losses throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic. Offering free afternoon parking is just one of the ways in which we are supporting local businesses and we hope that this will encourage more people to visit our town centres, shop on our high streets and use our markets.”

“We appreciate that because of the current restrictions that Nottinghamshire has been placed in as part of Tier 3, not all businesses are able to fully open yet. However, we encourage residents to shop local where you can and support your high street.”

Information about the free parking times and conditions will be placed on all parking pay stations within Council owned and operated Car Parks in Worksop and Retford.

Last Updated on Wednesday, October 13, 2021