WYRE Forest District Council is offering free parking for shoppers during the festive period.

From December 1 to December 29, council-operated car parks will not charge from 3pm until 6pm on weekdays.

Councillor Ben Brookes, Wyre Forest District Council’s cabinet member for operational services said: “We are delighted to be offering free parking again in the run-up to Christmas.

"We know it has been a challenging time for both residents and businesses and we hope that local people will be able to take advantage of the free parking and support our local shops and cafes.

"We encourage everyone to enjoy the festive season while shopping locally.”

The parking offer applies to car parks owned by Wyre Forest District Council only. It is not available at Weaver’s Wharf car park in Kidderminster, which is privately owned. 

Signs will be put up at the entrances to all council car parks and information will also be displayed at all ticket machines. 

Tickets do not need to be displayed and any overpayments will not be refunded.  

The festive offer is in addition to the free hour parking available at Gardners Meadow car park in Bewdley.

Full details on these festive parking offers can be found on the council’s website.