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Free Saturday parking for Christmas shoppers

Free parking

North West Leicestershire District Council is urging people shop local this Christmas and is supporting this by once again offering free Saturday parking in all council car parks throughout December.

Charges usually apply in Coalville and Ashby de la Zouch, but will be free every Saturday until Christmas in the following car parks:


  • Market Hall
  • Margaret Street
  • Needhams Walk.

Ashby de la Zouch

  • Hood Park Leisure Centre
  • North Street
  • South Street
  • Brook Street.

Council car parks throughout the district’s villages are always free to use. All council car parks are listed online at 

Any maximum stay time restrictions in car parks or in street parking bays will still apply.

Councillor Alison Smith MBE, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Services at North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “We make parking free this time of year to encourage people to go into their local town or high street and get presents, food or drink.

“Those that shop local support our high streets and businesses during the busiest shopping period of the year, which is hugely important.

 “We believe that free parking makes it an easier choice to use your local town or village when shopping for Christmas.”

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