5th December 2016
Parking your car in Croydon will be free over Christmas and the New Year
The council will relax parking charges on all council-run off-street car parks as well as on-street parking bays, on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Stuart King, the council’ cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “The council is once again giving a little back to residents and visitors at this special time of year by taking the opportunity to relax the usual parking charges on set days over the Christmas and New Year period.
A spokesman said the relaxation of the parking charges will mean people can visit shops, enjoy displays of festive illuminations or drop in on relatives to pass on seasonal cheer without having to pay to park.
People have been reminded, however, that yellow line, footpath and bus lane restrictions will stay in force on those days, with motorists advised to park in a “reasonable” manner.
Parking enforcement officers will patrol on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, however instead of picking up on parking bay offences, the council says they will “focus on providing advice and guidance”, and will respond to issues such as inconsiderate parking across driveways, access points and other problems.
Normal parking enforcement will be in place from December 27 to 30, and resume on Monday January 2, a spokesman said.