Festive shoppers are being given a cracking deal by Worcester City Council in the run up to Christmas.

Shoppers heading into the centre to look for gifts and soak up the yule-tide atmosphere during late night opening each Thursday in December before Christmas can take advantage of free parking after 6pm in the council’s car parks.

The deal applies to council-run car parks from 6pm on December 5, 12 and 19.

The council is also offering drivers a chance to pay for three hours and get a full day’s parking on Sundays in December up to Christmas. This starts on Sunday December 1 and concludes on Sunday December 22.

All of Worcester City Council’s car parks have retained the prestigious ‘Park-Mark’ award that is issued by the British Parking Association and the Association of Chief Police Officers.  That means they are safe, well lit and are well managed.

For a map showing the locations of City Council-run car parks, go to: www.worcester.gov.uk/parking