The Spirit of Sittingbourne will offer free parking at all car parks in Sittingbourne on Saturday 8 December, it has been announced. The move comes as an expression of gratitude to Sittingbourne residents for their patience during the roadworks.
The the town centre developer behind the roadworks has covered the cost of parking with Swale Borough Council for the Saturday.
The decision to cover the costs followed feedback from local businesses who were concerned after Swale BC announced they will not be providing free car parking this December, as they have done in previous years.
The free parking will apply to all car parks in Sittingbourne town centre.
The free parking day will also be promoted with adverts on social media and in the Sittingbourne News Extra, helping to generate additional footfall in the town centre as we enter the Christmas period.
As well as covering the cost of the parking, we have taken out adverts in the local newspaper and on social media to promote the day.
We encourage shoppers to take advantage of the free parking and support local businesses by visiting Sittingbourne town centre as part of their Christmas shopping this December.