To help boost business, shoppers and visitors alike will be able to use the Park and Ride service in Canterbury at all three sites for free this Sunday, 18 April.

You will be able to take advantage of the new fleet of double deckers too from 10am to 5pm and all of the benefits they bring including:

  • individual charging points
  • next-stop information
  • improved seating and heating
  • quieter semi-electric smart hybrid engines
  • free Wi-Fi

It normally costs £4 to park in Park and Ride at either New Dover Road, Sturry Road or Wincheap, for the whole day and allows up to six people to jump on one of our high-frequency buses into the city centre and back again.

Richard Moore, Canterbury City Council’s Head of Transport and Environment, said: “As restrictions ease and the city centre springs back to life, this is a fantastic way to showcase our Park and Ride service while offering a boost to the businesses that trade there.

“Persuading more and more people to use the service cuts congestion and helps to improve air quality too.

“While this decision affects the boot fair which is usually held at the Wincheap site on a Sunday, no long-term decisions have been made about its future.”

By Ed