North Devon Christmas parking

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Posted on: 17 November 2016

North Devon Council will be offering an hour’s free parking each day in its car parks this Christmas.

During the month of December, North Devon Council car parks across the district (with the exception of Hardaway Head and Bear Street in Barnstaple) will be free from 5pm until 6pm each day. Notices will be displayed on ticket machines within the car parks explaining the charges.

Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor Des Brailey, says: “We hope that by lifting our charges during the final hour of the day, people will be tempted to stay longer to do their Christmas shopping and to enjoy the fantastic choice of restaurants on offer in our district. With lots of Christmas events and late-night shopping opportunities planned in Barnstaple, South Molton and Ilfracombe over the festive period, hopefully an hour’s free parking will be appreciated.”

Due to the barrier system in place at the Hardaway Head and Bear Street car parks in Barnstaple, charges will still apply until 6pm in these car parks as usual. The charges in all other North Devon Council pay and display car parks will be from 8am to 5pm from 1 December to 31 December 2016.

Information about the location of North Devon Council car parks as well as charges can be found on the parking pages of the council’s website.

4 comments on “North Devon Christmas parking

  1. R.Jen says:

    Pretty sure you don’t have to pay after 6pm anyway do you? so you can take as long as you like to eat as long as you’re away by 8am the next day ;-)

  2. R Caley says:

    great idea but an hour is not long enough if you want to get a meal, and what
    happens if you overrun.?

    • Mair says:

      Hello Roy. Charges only apply in NDC car parks until 6pm, so the final hour is free (5-6pm) in the majority of car parks throughout December (2016). Charges won’t begin again until 8am the next day, so you will have the whole evening to enjoy a meal or late-night shopping. Regards.

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