Since 2018, Shaftesbury shoppers have enjoyed free car parking on four Saturdays before Christmas. Our town has been granted five days of free parking at the Bell Street and Angel Lane car parks.
Now, Dorset Council wants to standardise arrangements across their area. They will allow six free days but only two of those can be in December – Small Business Saturday and one weekday.
If Shaftesbury Town Council requires additional free parking days during December, they’ll need to pay. Last night, town councillors voiced their objection to this change.