Parking fees given the heave ho ho ho

Amber Valley Borough Council is set to provide free parking in all of its 34 pay and display car parks in the week before Christmas.

The free period is to run from Wednesday, December 18 until Thursday, December 26 and is aimed at encouraging people to shop locally to support traders, the council says. Other rules regarding parking in disabled parking bays and maximum stays will still apply.

Cabinet member for environment Cllr Peter Makin, said: “At this time of year, it’s the Council’s pleasure to offer free parking to encourage residents and shoppers to visit town centres, and help to support local businesses.”