Test Valley Borough Council is once again offering shoppers the chance to spend more time stocking up on Christmas gifts by treating them to an hour's free parking this December.
Visitors will be able to make use of the offer on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 December to 20 December and will need to purchase a minimum of one hour's parking in any Test Valley Borough Council car park to qualify. They then need to display the Christmas voucher on their dashboard alongside a valid pay and display ticket to get another hour free. The voucher is valid with cash or Ringo payment.
The Council's car parks continue to be free to use after 4pm, so during the offer period visitors will be able to stay in town from 2pm until late for just £1! Shoppers can collect vouchers from the Former Magistrate's Court or participating retailers. Alternatively, vouchers can be downloaded from the Council's website, www.testvalley.gov.uk<http://www.testvalley.gov.uk> or cut out from the autumn issue of Test Valley News sent to all households at the end of October. Retailers can contact Town Centre Manager, Mark Edgerley, to collect vouchers to hand out to their customers.
Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Nick Adams-King, said: "The car park voucher scheme is always popular with our residents. Our towns have a lot of fantastic independent shops as well as larger retailers, and the scheme helps to boost the local economy by encouraging shoppers to stay for longer. Our car parks continue to be free on weekdays after 4pm and on Sundays and bank holidays throughout the year, which is another great incentive to visit and shop in our towns."