To encourage shoppers to visit their local High Street in the run-up to Christmas, Huntingdonshire District Council is once again offering free parking during December in council-run car parks.

From 1 to 23 December, parking will be free after 3pm, Monday to Friday. This special offer is valid in St Neots (including Waitrose), St Ives (including Waitrose) and Huntingdon. Parking is free in Ramsey. Market Square in St Neots is an on-street facility so charging will remain there after 3pm. Parking is already free in the town centre car parks on Sundays.

Cllr Darren Tysoe, Executive Councillor for Operational Resources, said: "Following the continued success of previous years, we feel that shoppers and businesses should continue to benefit from this special offer. We hope that being able to park free after 3pm will encourage residents to shop local to support our shops and services."

Shoppers will not have to pay and display a ticket during the special offer period. Signs and stickers will be on display in car parks and on the car parking machines, explaining the times when the offer is valid.