Shoppers can park for free in the Cattle Market Car Park, Frome for Small Business Saturday 3rd December 2016. Free parking will also apply to all Mendip District Council run pay and display car parks in the town from Monday 19 December to Saturday 24 December inclusive. Time restrictions will continue to apply in the Market Place which is already free to park in for a maximum of 1 hour Monday – Tuesday and Thursday – Friday.
Economic Development & Regeneration Manager Peter Wheelhouse said “A flourishing town centre has a major role to play in Frome’s economy – we welcome this initiative and hope it will support businesses in the town centre in the run up to Christmas. Last year’s free parking saw a positive impact on the town centre and its businesses. The Town Council encourages residents to ‘shop local’ this Christmas and deliver a seasonal boost to our town centre businesses.”
As in previous years the Frome & District Chamber of Commerce will put up notices promoting this and will provide small versions for traders to have on display.