Free parking after 3pm in Trafford this Christmas


Trafford Council are to offer all its motorists free car parking right across the borough this Christmas.

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The offer will start on Nov 16 and will end on Jan 11 next year, all council owned car parks will be free, and as a bonus parking will be free all day on Sunday’s, Match-day parking within the Village in Trafford Park will still be charged.

Trafford Council are saying they are just helping out people for Christmas helping them spend a few more quid in the shops, although a nice gift to the many motorists in Trafford and for visitors, it will not look good for them as in a Climate Emergency the use of the car surely must be something they should not encourage.

The start of the initiative coincides with the big Christmas lights switch-on in Altrincham, which takes place in the Stamford Quarter.

Councillor James Wright, Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration doing nothing for Partington, said:

Free after 3 is a great scheme to help boost our town centres and enable residents to shop local.

We have a great mix of shops in our town centres and it’s brilliant that we can support them in this way, especially in the run-un to Christmas, and afterwards during the January sales.

The Free after 3 scheme is just one of the many ways we are helping our town centres, with our recent purchases of Stretford Mall and the Stamford Quarter showing our determination to create successful and thriving places in Trafford.”

Green stickers will be visible at on-street pay and display machines across the borough and in council-owned car parks where the scheme is in operation.

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