Car parking across Hambleton will once again be free every Thursday in the run up to Christmas.

There will be no charge to shoppers in all district council operated car parks every Thursday throughout December –  and each day from 25 December until 1 January.

“We hope ‘Free Thursdays’ 2016 will once again bring more shoppers into our market towns in the run up to the festive season,” said Councillor Nigel Knapton, Portfolio Holder for Governance (pictured).

“It worked exceptionally welI last year – we had positive feedback from traders and shoppers alike. It is a huge boost to the towns at their busiest time of the year.

“But we do ask shoppers to remember that parking time limits still apply in our dedicated short stay only car parks in Thirsk Market Place and in Northallerton – the Applegarth short stay and Forum short stay.”