Free parking in Merton for Christmas

Merton Council is keeping up its recent tradition of giving a boost to both shoppers and shopkeepers this Christmas by providing free parking.

Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis

Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis at Raleigh Gardens car park in Mitcham

Parking will be free in council-managed car parks* throughout the borough for each weekend from the 28 November, leading up to Christmas Day, including Christmas Eve, which falls on a Thursday.

Businesses in the borough welcome the council’s decision to switch off the pay and display machines for the busiest four weekends in the retail calendar. The move will benefit thousands of Christmas shoppers and will mean the average Wimbledon shopper will save up to £6 for a four-hour shop on the free parking days.

Leader of the council Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “We know a lot of people are feeling the pinch financially, so this is our way of making  Christmas a little lighter on the pocket. We always work to make parking in Merton fair and affordable and hope that enabling people to park for free in council car parks will mean more people will spend their money locally.”

* Coombe Lane car park not included

Find out where you can park for free: