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Shop local in free car parks this Christmas

Published: Mon 26 November, 2018

Belvoir centre coalville

Festive shoppers in Coalville and Ashby de la Zouch are being encouraged to support local businesses and our high streets this Christmas by taking advantage of free Saturday parking.

North West Leicestershire District Council will once again make its car parks free of charge on every Saturday in December.

Charges usually apply in Coalville and Ashby de la Zouch, but will be free every Saturday from 1 - 27 December including all of the following car parks:


  • Market Hall
  • Margaret Street
  • James Street
  • Council offices and London Road
  • Needhams Walk.

Ashby de la Zouch

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

The council car parks in Coalville will also be free on Saturday 24 November for the annual Christmas in Coalville celebration.

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: “Christmas is a really important time for the businesses in our towns and we can all support them by shopping locally.

“We want to make it convenient and easy to do this, so our council car parks will be free every Saturday in December.

“Please take advantage of this and help give our high streets a real boost this festive season.”

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