Shoppers and visitors can enjoy the unique shops and attractions that Salisbury has to offer throughout early 2019, as the free parking initiatives have been extended until Easter 2019.
Wiltshire Council operated car parks in Salisbury city centre will continue to be...
- free after 3pm Monday to Saturday (until Tuesday 23rd April 2019)
- free all day Sunday (until further notice)
The five park and ride sites that serve Salisbury will remain free Monday to Saturday (until Tuesday 23rd April 2019).
There is signage on main roads into Salisbury that inform people of the free parking and encourages people to make use of the free park and ride sites.
More than £1.5m has been invested in free parking in South Wiltshire since March 2018.
Pauline Church, cabinet member for South Wiltshire recovery, said:
“We want to continue to do everything we can to support businesses in Salisbury and encourage shoppers and visitors into the area.
“The new year is an incredibly important time for our traders and businesses given the challenges they faced this year, and we are committed to continuing to do all we can to support them.
"Free parking has had a positive impact on footfall, which is why we have taken the decision to extend this offer up to Easter 2019.
Robin McGowan, Salisbury BID Chief Executive, said:
“We welcome the news that the free car parking in the city, and free park and ride, will remain until Easter.
“On behalf of the BID, we would like to thank Wiltshire Council for listening to and understanding the challenges many of our businesses are still facing as a result of the March 2018 incident.
“The first quarter of the year is always the most challenging time for retailers and restaurants, and the free car parking will help support our businesses through this tough period.
“The BID looks forward to continuing to work closely with Wiltshire Council to develop business-friendly parking initiatives.”
In partnership with VisitWiltshire, Salisbury BID co-fund the Visit Salisbury website to promote the city to visitors. The Visit Salisbury website has a full events calendar for Salisbury.