Gwynedd County Council will offer free parking in all public car parks in the run up to Christmas.
The initiative, running from Friday 15th to Wednesday 27th December, is aimed at supporting local businesses and encouraging the public to make the most of the county’s shops, including the key centres of Bangor and Caernarfon.
Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Gwynedd’s cabinet member for the enivronment, said: ”Business-owners tell us that our free Christmas parking scheme is of huge benefit to them every year. As well as providing a boost for local traders, it’s also better for the environment to shop locally rather than travelling for miles to be stuck in traffic as you try to get your shopping done in time.”
Free parking will be available throughout the day at council-owned pay and display sites until charges are reintroduced on Thursday 28th December.
The economic development member, Councillor Ioan Thomas, said: ”The period running up to Christmas offers our shops and businesses a fantastic opportunity to showcase the wonderful produce they have to offer. We hope that more people than ever make the most of the free parking scheme and support our local shops during what is such an important time of year for them.”