Mendip shoppers, visitors and businesses can enjoy free parking during the run up to Christmas and on New Year’s Day.
Glad tidings for Christmas shoppers and local businesses! It will be free to park your car in all Mendip-owned pay and display car parks during the holiday period, for one week, from Saturday 17th December until Saturday 24th December 2022.
New Year revellers have reason to celebrate too, the Council is providing free parking all day on Sunday 1st January. This is to encourage drivers who park vehicles in car parks on New Year’s Eve to use alternative and safe methods of transport to get home.
Mendip ask residents to note that although parking is free, all other terms and conditions of car parking within the relevant car parks remain. To ensure everyone has a fair chance to enjoy this offer, please:
- Check the time limits. ‘Free parking’ may not mean ‘free parking all day’. Maximum time limits still apply in all short stay car parks. Please check, and do not overstay
- Don’t park in disabled bays. Disabled parking bays are for blue badge holders only
- Park responsibly. Stay within the parking bay markings, and do not park in hatched lined areas, for safety reasons.
Penalty charges will be issued if you breach the conditions. There is an appeals process, details of which can be found on your parking ticket. For more information on Mendip car parks, please visit the website: www.mendip.gov.uk/paydisplay