5/6th, 12th/13th & 19th/20th December
Shopping local for your Christmas gifts is easier than ever this year with all of Mole Valley District Council’s car parks free of charge on three festive weekends in December. A great incentive to support your local retailers and hospitality venues, linger a little longer and even meet friends to enjoy everything our towns and villages have to offer.*
Every Mole Valley car park will be free of charge all day Saturday and Sunday on the dates specified. Sundays are free in the car parks year-round. The 43, ‘free for 30 minutes’ parking bays remain available at all other times and in Dorking the weekend starts early, as Dorking Town Partnership is funding ‘Free After Three’ parking on a Friday after 3pm.**
Parking machines in the car parks will be well signed to show the free parking dates and retailers will be reminded to tell customers too, but we are not able to turn the parking machines off. Any money inserted, or RingGo fees paid will be donated to the Chairman’s three charities, the Leatherhead Youth Project , Belong and PSDS.
Councillor Clayton Wellman, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Economy said, “We all know what a tough year it has been for our high streets and rural businesses. Let’s support them this Christmas by making an enormous effort to shop and eat out locally. Let’s choose gifts inside our local shops, support our local restaurants and cafes and all those businesses who have supported us through the pandemic. They have made such a huge effort to make their premises Covid safe and welcoming for everyone.
“Parking charges in Mole Valley’s car parks remains very reasonable compared to many nearby shopping destinations and we have so many interesting shops to discover across the district. We are retaining our policy of providing free parking to all key workers in our car parks. We hope many residents and visitors will come and spend time in Mole Valley on these festive weekends.”