FREE parking will be on offer around Malvern this festive period in a bid to encourage residents to shop locally.
Malvern Hills District Council is offering free parking in its town centre car parks on weekends in December.
Parking will be free in Great Malvern and Barnards Green all day every Friday including December 1, 8, 15 and 22.
And in Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn all day every Saturday including December 2, 9, 16 and 23.
The dates were chosen following discussions with town centre traders.
Councillor Beverley Nielsen, with responsibility for tourism at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “There are so many wonderful independent shops and businesses where you can find that perfect gift or enjoy some festive food and drink.
“With parking being one less thing to think about this Christmas, it is a great opportunity to enjoy what our town centres have to offer.”
Coun John Gallagher, with responsibility for parking, at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “We are pleased to offer free parking leading up to Christmas once again.
“We hope it encourages residents to take advantage of the delights in our wonderful district, including such attractions as The Regal, Malvern Theatres, and more.”
Visit www.visitthemalverns.org/shoplocalthischristmas for more information about shopping locally.