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Free Car Parking offer to end on Shropshire Council car parks

The free car parking offer across the Christmas and New Year period from Shropshire Council comes to a close on Sunday, 17th Jan 2021.

For Oswestry, this includes:

  • Oak Street Car Park
  • Festival Square Car Park
  • Beatrice Street (Old Morrisons) – presently a Covid Testing site
  • Oswald Road (opposite Old Morrisons)

So from Monday, 18th Jan 2021, charges will be reintroduced in all car parks in which charges normally apply.

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“With the free parking offer coming to an end this Sunday, and with the national lockdown now in place, charges will be reinstated and apply in council car parks from next Monday – with the exception of those that are already free to use.

“We thank everyone who has taken advantage of the free parking offer to visit and support our town centres and local businesses in the run up to Christmas and over the festive period. We know it was popular with visitors and with business owners and we received positive support for this initiative.

“The message now is, of course, stay at home except if you need to go out to work, shop for essentials or have a medical appointment. We therefore expect and hope that our town centres and car parks will be very quiet in the weeks ahead, and will be ending the free parking offer as planned.

“We appreciate that this decision will be disappointing for those that do still need to visit and use our town centres for these reasons, but we will continue to provide a wide range of free and cheap parking across the county.”