Free parking for weekend shoppers in Rotherham

Visitors to Rotherham are soon to benefit from 1,000 free weekend parking spaces in the town centre.

Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 10:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 11:05 am
Parked cars
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From Saturday, April 6, parking will be free in the Drummond Street and Wellgate multi-storey car parks, as well as on Forge Island.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, Coun Denise Lelliott, said: “More permanent free parking at weekends will help shoppers and businesses alike.

"Shopping and spending leisure time in the town centre, including at the cafés and restaurants, gives a vital boost to local businesses.

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“If everyone spent just a few pounds locally each week, it would make a huge difference.”

Together with free weekend parking, parking is free for up to two hours on weekdays in the “red zone” in the Forge Island and Drummond Street car parks.