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Free parking days and extended pedestrianisation to help Christmas shopping

Free parking days and evening extensions of pedestrianisation will help people do their Christmas shopping in Newbury, Thatcham and Hungerford town centres.

West Berkshire Council is making free parking available at its car parks on designated dates in December to support retailers in the run up to Christmas.

Free car parking will be available in the Council’s car parks throughout the day on:

  • Hungerford Market Day – Wednesdays 9, 16 December
  • Newbury Market Day – Thursdays 10, 17 December
  • Thatcham Market Day – Fridays 11, 18 December
  • All Council-run car parks – 21 to 25 December
  • Council’s staff car park in Market Street, Newbury – every weekend in December starting 12-13 December

The pedestrianisation of Newbury Town Centre will also be extended on certain evenings to make it easier and safer for shoppers to socially distance. The pedestrianised zone in Newbury Town Centre will be extended until:

  • 10pm on Thursday 10th December
  • 10pm on Thursday 17th December
  • 10pm every day from Monday 21st December until and including Thursday 24th December

All roads will remain open overnight and until 10am every morning to support traffic flow and deliveries.