Free parking, travel and late night shopping on offer in the run up to Christmas

Free parking is available on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 December, when the council’s public car parks in Kington waive their fees.

We have been working with town councils, Hereford City Council and Hereford Business Improvement District to offer free parking in council car parks for the following events:

  • Kington winter food and drink festival: Saturday 4 December (the event has hired the car parks for a second day of free parking on Friday 3 December)
  • Ledbury Christmas lights switch on: Saturday 4 December
  • Leominster Victorian Fair: Saturday 11 December
  • Support Ross on Wye shopping: Saturday 11 December
  • Hereford late night shopping: after 4pm in Hereford on Wednesdays 8, 15 and 22 December (including the Old Market).

This includes all council public car parks and on-street pay and display bays. The free parking offered does not apply to any private car parks unless stated.

As usual, it is free parking in the market towns every Sunday and after 6pm.

Search for other seasonal events across the county here: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/events.

Cllr Harrington says:

“We have liaised with the city and town councils and key stakeholders to offer some free parking in the run up to Christmas.

“I encourage all those who can to visit your local shops and support them after what has been a challenging period. As well as the free parking on certain days and evenings, it’s worth reminding people to take advantage of our free weekend bus travel.”

Published: 15th November 2021