Residents and visitors can make the most of fairs, events and late night shopping in the run-up to Christmas in Herefordshire, thanks to free parking that has been arranged and funded by Herefordshire Council.

The dates are:

Kington Winter Food & Drink Festival: Saturday, 2 and 23 December 2023 (second date funded by Kington Chamber of Trade/Town Council)

Ledbury Christmas Shopping Event: Saturday 2 December 2023

Leominster Victorian Fair: Saturday 9 December 2023

Ross-on-Wye Christmas shopping: Saturday 9 December 2023

Hereford late night shopping: after 4pm on Wednesdays 6, 13 and 20 December 2023

This includes all council public car parks and on-street pay and display bays. Please note this free parking offer does not apply to any private car parks, unless stated. If in doubt look for the ‘free parking’ information signs and check local restrictions.

As usual, it’s free parking in our market towns after 6pm every day and all day on Sundays.

Councillor Durkin, Cabinet Member for Roads and Regulatory Services, said: “Herefordshire Council are pleased to be able to continue supporting our County residents and businesses by offering free parking this Christmas.

“Each year, the Council liaises with Town Councils and the Hereford City BID, to determine the date to enable the best use the time offered to support their business. 

“I hope that residents will take the opportunity to support local businesses over the festive period.”

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