DENBIGHSHIRE County Council’s festive free parking scheme is returning between November 21 and December 31.

To encourage more people to use their local high street for shopping in the run up to Christmas and New Year, free parking will be available in Council-run town centre car parks from 3pm daily.

The Free After Three initiative will be available in the following car parks: Green Lane (Corwen), Multi storey; Crown Lane, Factory Ward and Post Office Lane (Denbigh), Hall Street, Market Street and Mill Street (Llangollen), Lower High Street and Railway station (Prestatyn) and Parliament Street (Rhuddlan).

There will also be free parking at Central; Morley Road, Queen Street, Sky Tower, West Kinmel Street, Rhyl Railway, and Rhyl Library (disabled bays only) in Rhyl and Crispin Yard, Dog Lane, Park Road, Rhos Street, St Peter's Squarea and Troed y Rhiw in Ruthin.

Morfa Hall private car park, Rhyl, is not included in the initiative.

As well as the Free After Three scheme, the Council continues to offer two hours free parking at any time during the day until December 31 at the following car parks, Vale Street, Denbigh; East Street Llangollen; King’s Avenue, Prestatyn; Market Street, Ruthin; Bowling Green, St Asaph and Town Hall Car Park, Rhyl.

Cllr Brian Jones, the Council’s Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said, said: “The Free After Three parking initiative has been established now for a number of years and complements our #LoveLiveLocal campaign to encourage more people to use our high streets for their festive shopping. We understand it has been a difficult time for businesses and we are encouraging shoppers to use this opportunity. There are a wealth of independent shops and businesses county-wide that offer a wide range of goods and services.

“We also want to remind residents of the two hour free parking scheme we introduced in the summer to help businesses struggling with the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak. With our two free parking initiatives, we hope more people will come into our towns to see what they have to offer. I’m sure they won’t be disappointed.”