The Spirit of Sittingbourne, the developer behind the town centre regeneration, will be offering free parking at all car parks in Sittingbourne this coming Saturday (8th December).
They have told SFM News that move comes as an expression of gratitude to Sittingbourne residents for their patience during the recent re-generation roadworks. Spirit Of Sittingbourne has covered the cost of parking with Swale Borough Council and the decision to cover the costs followed feedback from local businesses who were concerned after Swale BC announced they will not be providing free car parking this December, as they have done in previous years.
The free parking will apply to all car parks in Sittingbourne, listed below:
Location Type Spaces Disabled Motorcycle Bicycle
Albany Road Pay and Display - short stay 104 5 1 4
Central Avenue Pay and Display - short stay 60 4 1 4
Cockleshell Walk Pay and Display - long stay 96 6 0 0
Crown Quay Lane Pay and Display - short stay 42 3 1 0
The Forum Pay and Display - short stay 162 6 2 4
Swallows Pay and Display - short stay 86 6 0 20
Swale House* Pay and Display - short stay 72 0 0 0
Milton High Street Pay and Display - short stay 10 0 0 2
Spring Street Pay and Display - long stay 72 0 0 0
Bell Road Pay and Display - long stay 24 2 0 0
A Spirit of Sittingbourne spokesperson told SFM News: "We are delighted to be offering free car parking in Sittingbourne town centre as local businesses have understandably felt the impact over the disruptive summer of roadworks and we wanted to make sure thar they get some extra help over the crucial festive trading period. We are encouraging shoppers to take advantage of the free parking and support their local businesses by visiting Sittingbourne town centre as part of their Christmas shopping this December."