Folkestone & Hythe District Council is looking to bring a little bit of festive cheer to traders and residents this year with a gift of free Christmas parking.

Charges in all council pay and display car parks and on-street parking bays across the district will be waived on the three Saturdays leading up to the big day – assuming COVID-19 restrictions are lifted in Folkestone & Hythe on 2 December.

That means parking will be free on Saturday 5 December, Saturday 12 December, and Saturday 19 December.

Cllr David Godfrey – Cabinet Member for Housing, Transport and Special Projects – said: “After what has been a challenging year for many, the district’s fantastic local businesses need shoppers’ support like never before.

“We all value the brilliant variety on offer from our high streets – but there is no better way of helping them to flourish than by shopping local this Christmas.

“Free festive parking is just one of the measures we’re taking to improve confidence in our high streets and town centres during this pandemic, and we’re hopeful this promotion will be as successful this year as it has in the past.”

The promotion may have to be adjusted in line with any future COVID-19 restrictions – please visit  or our social media channels for updates

By Ed

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