Free festive parking back in the run up to Christmas

Parking will again be free in Tamworth Borough Council run car parks on selected Saturdays leading up to Christmas.

The free festive parking initiative returns this December after what we know will be another difficult year for the town’s business community.

Charges will be waived in all Tamworth Borough Council car parks on two Saturdays – December 11 and December 18. Ankerside Shopping Centre is also offering free parking in its car park on those dates. Please note the offer does not apply to the NCP car park on the site of the former Gungate Precinct.

It is hoped the initiative will encourage more people to come into the town centre to do their Christmas shopping and give the shops and businesses as much of a boost as possible in December.

The ‘We are Angels’ project will also return to the town as an extension to New Urban Era’s Arts work and the council team are delighted to be supporting local artists again. Original artworks will be displayed along with printed artworks submitted by the general public, with the idea that visitors in town can stand in the middle of each wing design, take a selfie and share on social media. The hope is to fill Facebook with Christmas cheer and angels by tagging in @TamworthArtsandEvents and @NewurbanEra.

Cllr Rob Pritchard, Deputy Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: “We are keen to support the town centre, especially during such another difficult year due to the pandemic restrictions.

“It gives us a real opportunity to attract new visitors to Tamworth and to support our businesses by demonstrating what the town has to offer.  We hope this, along with the ‘We are Angels’ art trail, will give shoppers an added incentive to use their local shops, maximise the peak season and get into the Christmas spirit in Tamworth.”

For more information and a map of town centre car parks, please visit

Cllr Rob Pritchard added: “In the New Year, we are looking to launch a new initiative that we hope businesses will take part in – a Food and Drink Trail; where businesses that offer seated refreshments, ‘sign up’ to be included in a free advertisement campaign to promote all the great food and drink venues to eat and drink in around the town. Businesses can register to take part at:

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