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Edinburgh Road car park reopens and free festive parking returns

Published: 07/12/2022
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Following completion of necessary repair work to Edinburgh Road car park, it reopened on Monday 5 December. The car park is open 24 hours a day, every day of the week.

Those with valid town centre season tickets who had temporarily been permitted to use Park Mall car park, will now need to go back to using Edinburgh Road car park.  

Also, this December shoppers can once again enjoy free parking in all council-owned car parks in Ashford and Tenterden. Free parking will be available in both town centres to encourage residents and visitors to do their Christmas shopping locally and support our local businesses in these difficult times.

Free Christmas parking will be available on the following days and times:

Friday 9, 16 and 23 December - FREE after 3pm

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December - FREE all day

Details on council-owned car parks can be found on our website at www.ashford.gov.uk/parking

Don’t forget that we already offer free parking in the following selected car parks:

Free parking offer

Car Park

Free Parking

Edinburgh Road multi-storey Car Park, TN24 8LG

Free after 3pm Monday-Saturday
Free all day Sunday

Elwick Place Car Park, TN23 1DY (cinema car park)

Free after 3pm every day

Flour Mills Car Park, TN24 8PA

Free on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Station Road Car Park, TN23 1PP

Free after 3pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Bridewell Lane car park in Tenterden (TN30 6EY);

Free parking on Sunday and Bank Holidays

Cllr Paul Bartlett, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Safety and Wellbeing said: “The cost of living has meant it has been another tough year for many so I’m pleased that once again we are able to offer free parking in Ashford and Tenterden on the run up to Christmas as each saving helps.

“Ashford and Tenterden have a lot to offer shoppers and we encourage residents to support their home town by doing their Christmas shopping locally to help boost trade for our hardworking, home-grown businesses.”

For more information on parking in Ashford and Tenterden visit www.ashford.gov.uk/parking