Free Parking In Weymouth Today
8:09am 7th December 2013
(Updated 8:10am 7th December 2013)
Today, residents and visitors to Weymouth can enjoy free parking in support of Small Business Saturday.
The initiative is available in all borough council run car parks but does not apply to on-street pay and display parking.
Small Business Saturday is already an established event in the US, but this is the first year that it is being introduced in the UK.
The event is supported by the Federation of Small Businesses and is aimed at encouraging people to 'shop local' and support small businesses in their communities.
"Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy," says Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses in Rural Dorset, "and play a hugely important role in our communities."
Cllr Ian Munro-Price, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Economic Development brief holder, said:
"The event is a chance for small business to showcase themselves and encourage residents to shop locally. This event is perfectly timed for people to do their Christmas shopping."
"This festive weekend starts with Victorian Night on Friday 6 December and this means there will be free parking in borough council-run car parks from 6pm Friday evening until 9.30am Sunday morning. I urge people to take advantage of the free parking and to come and support the local businesses in Weymouth."