Festive free parking set to return

Palace car park in Bridlington
Palace car park in Bridlington

Free parking is set to be brought back to Bridlington town centre in the run-up to Christmas.

Charges are likely to be scrapped on four weekends in December for the ninth year in a row, if councillors agree to proposals next week.

Drivers will also not have to pay on Armistice Day, as the country marks the centenary of the end of World War One.

Cllr Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “With 2018 marking 100 years since the end of the First World War, it is more important than ever that we reflect on the bravery, dedication to duty and sacrifice of our armed forces – past and present – on Remembrance Sunday.”

The council’s cabinet will vote on the idea at a meeting next Tuesday.

Cllr Parnaby added: “The Christmas period is a key trading time for our local high streets.

“During the current period of economic uncertainty, it is vitally important that the council does all it can to support local businesses and encourage residents and visitors to shop in the East Riding.

“If approved, free Christmas parking would be in place for Small Business Saturday on December 1.”