Free parking in Chard, Crewkerne and Ilminster over the festive period

SSDCFestive cheer will be spread to shoppers in Chard, Crewkerne and Ilminster with the news that they will be able to park for free on the two Saturdays before Christmas.

South Somerset District Council’s (SSDC) Area West Committee has agreed to fund free parking on Saturday 12 and 19 December to encourage shoppers to support our market towns in the festive season and rediscover what can be bought locally.

The free car parking initiative from SSDC’s Area West Committee is only applicable in South Somerset District Council run car parks.

Councillor Carol Goodall, Chairman of the Area West Committee at South Somerset District Council said, “We are pleased that we are able to do this again. We hope that lots of people will take advantage of these free parking days and support our local shops”.

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