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Free parking at festive events

Posted by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils on 26 November 2018 | Comments

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People attending festive events across east Suffolk can enjoy free parking in council-owned car parks at set times on selected dates.

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are once again supporting local communities by offering free use of council-owned car parks to support Christmas events in the district.

Town and parish councils can have two sessions of 2-hours free parking slots on dates and times of their choosing - which can be used to bolster festive events, such as late-night shopping, taking place in the run up to Christmas.

At this stage, the following towns have taken up the offer - with free parking confirmed on the following dates:

Suffolk Coastal District Council

TownDateTimesEvent

Felixstowe

Saturday 1 December

4 – 6 pm

Christmas Light Switch On and Craft Fayre

Felixstowe

Saturday 22 December

4 – 6 pm

Christmas Shopping and Ice Rink

Saxmundham

Friday 7 December

4 – 6 pm

Christmas Light Switch On and Christmas Event

Saxmundham

Saturday 22 December

11 am – 1 pm

Christmas Shopping

Woodbridge,

Hamblin Road Car Parks only

Thursday 29 November

4 – 6 pm

Christmas Shopping

Woodbridge,

Hamblin Road Car Parks only

Sunday 2 December

10 am – 12 pm

Christmas Street Fair

Waveney District Council

TownDateTimesEvent

Beccles

Friday 30 November

4 – 6 pm

Christmas Light Switch On and Christmas Event

Beccles

Saturday 8 December

12 – 6 pm

Christmas Shopping – Sponsored by Beccles Business and Tourist Association (BBTA)

Beccles

Saturday 15 December

12 – 6 pm

Christmas Shopping – Sponsored by BBTA

Beccles

Saturday 22 December

12 – 4 pm

Christmas Shopping – Sponsored by BBTA (see below, parking continues until 6 pm)

Beccles

Saturday 22 December

4 – 6 pm

Christmas Shopping

Bungay

Saturday 15 December

11 am – 1 pm

Christmas Shopping

Bungay

Saturday 22 December

11 am – 1 pm

Christmas Shopping

Halesworth

Saturday 22 December

10 am – 12 pm

Christmas Shopping

Lowestoft

Saturday 1 December

4 – 6 pm

Christmas Light Switch On and Christmas Event

Lowestoft

Saturday 22 December

11 am – 1 pm

Christmas Shopping

We are expecting more towns and dates to be added and will update the list as and when these details are confirmed. 

In a joint comment, Cllr Carol Poulter, Suffolk Coastal’s Cabinet Member for Green Environment and Cllr Graham Catchpole, Waveney’s Cabinet Member for Operational Partnerships, said:

“We’re pleased that we can continue to support our local towns by offering free use of our car parks in the run up to Christmas.

“We are very fortunate to live in an area which boasts unique shopping opportunities and Christmas is an extra special time for our towns with many events taking place.

“We hope the boost of free parking will encourage more people to visit our towns, enjoy the festivities and support our local businesses.”