Nov 17

Park all weekend for £1 this Christmas

Mid Sussex District Council is providing all-day town centre parking for £1 on the weekends leading up to Christmas.

The Council is supporting shoppers and traders with discounted parking on Saturdays in the towns of Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath. The £1 parking offer will only be available in long stay car parks owned by Mid Sussex District Council.

Parking in Mid Sussex is completely free on Sundays, so that’s a whole weekend of shopping for less than the price of a loaf of bread. The parking discounts will be available from Saturday 5 December at the following locations:

Queens Crescent car park – Burgess Hill

Station Road car park – Burgess Hill

The Vicarage car park – East Grinstead

Norton House car park – East Grinstead

Franklynn Road car park – Haywards Heath

The Council is also encouraging families to visit the town centre Christmas Festivals by making car parking free after 1pm on the day of each event. In Burgess Hill children can meet The Gruffalo, Father Christmas and his real reindeer on 21 November. In Haywards Heath there’s a lantern procession and firework display on 28 November and the offer is available in East Grinstead on 5 December, with the Christmas Festival taking place the following day.

“This is the most important time of the year for local retailers and we’re showing them our support by offering town centre parking all weekend for just £1 in the run up to Christmas,” said Councillor Gary Marsh, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Property.

“You can join us and show your support for the local economy this Christmas by shopping in your local town. Popping into town is quick and convenient way to pick up gifts for friends or family and with the great range of shops we have in Mid Sussex, there’s no reason to go anywhere else.

“I hope our parking offer encourages even more people to shop locally and attracts shoppers from other areas to spend their money in Mid Sussex.”

For more information about parking across in Mid Sussex visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/parking.