Free parking in Buckingham and Winslow car parks from today, Monday

With thousands of businesses in Bucks looking forward to opening their doors again this week, Buckinghamshire Council is offering free parking in its car parks for the next month.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 9:56 am
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 9:58 am
Buckinghamshire Council is aiming to encourage people back on to the high street, with free parking in its car parks for one month

Hundreds of shops, cafes and pubs, as well as gyms, libraries and leisure centres all across the county have beebn busy making last-minute preparations before reopening to the public today, Monday, April 12.

Following the next stage in the national reopening programme, from today, Monday, customers can enjoy outdoor food and drink from pubs and cafes and are able to browse and buy in person as non-essential retail businesses can once again open their doors.

Local visitor attractions can also welcome visitors back from this week.

To welcome visitors back into town centres, Buckinghamshire Council is offering free car parking in the car parks it owns from April 12 to May 11.

Corporate director, Ian Thompson, said: “It’s great news for all of us that we can now take this next step in the roadmap to recovery. By offering free parking in our car parks, we’re doing our bit to encourage people to support local businesses and come back to shop in our town centres. We want to welcome people back to our high streets and make it a safe and positive experience for everyone.”

A council spokesman added it is important that everyone still remembers to follow Covid guidance, including regular handwashing, wearing face coverings, maintaining 2m social distancing and meeting only outdoors with people they don’t live with.