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Free weekend parking at council car parks in Brent in the run up to Christmas

PUBLISHED: 11:25 11 November 2016 | UPDATED: 17:07 08 December 2016

Christmas choppers can park for free at the weekends at some of the council's car parks

Christmas choppers can park for free at the weekends at some of the council's car parks

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Brent Council has shown some Christmas spirit to small traders and shoppers by rolling out free parking at the weekends leading up to the festivities.

Council-owned car parks

Elm Road in Wembley

Kingsbury Road in Kingsbury

Preston Road in Wembley

Salusbury Road in Queen’s Park

Lonsdale Avenue in Wembley

Neasden Town Centre

St John’s Road in Wembley

Wendover Road in Harlesden

Some council-owned car parks will be free to use on December 3,4, 10, 11, 17 and 18

In addition they will also be free on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The scheme called ‘Small Business Saturday’ has run for the past two years and aims to make it easier for residents to support local businesses and shop locally in the build up to Christmas.

Signs will be put up in participating car parks promoting the scheme and pay and display machines in those car parks will be covered on the Friday evening before each weekend, to prevent shoppers from accidentally paying for their parking.

Cllr Eleanor Southwood is the lead environment councillor at Brent CouncilCllr Eleanor Southwood is the lead environment councillor at Brent Council

Cllr Eleanor Southwood, Brent Council’s cabinet member responsible for parking, said: “Small businesses are the life blood of the local economy, providing jobs and services and adding to the unique diversity of Brent, so we are keen to support our local businesses in whatever way we can.

“I hope that providing free parking across eight sites in the borough at one of the busiest times of the year for businesses will help those who do shop locally to stay loyal, and for those who tend to drive out of the borough to shop, to encourage them to see what local high streets in the borough have to offer.”


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