The festive season is almost upon us and West Lancashire Borough Council has an excellent offer to encourage visitors to Ormskirk town centre to shop, have lunch and socialise with friends and family.
The Council is offering visitors to the town the chance to save money when using Council car parks in Ormskirk town centre. From Saturday 1 December 2018 to Monday 24 December 2018 (inclusive), drivers who buy a pay and display ticket will receive an additional two hours free parking. The offer doesn’t apply to Council offices car park on Derby Street.
When combined with the recent changes to parking charges in Ormskirk town centre car parks this means drivers can park for up to five fabulous hours in all Council run car parks except for Derby Street for just £1. So if you are planning to meet friends for lunch or a coffee for a Christmas catch up and fancy browsing around some interesting shops, then you can now spend more time enjoying everything that Ormskirk has to offer.
Councillor John Hodson, portfolio holder for Planning, said: “Christmas is a very special time of year and this parking offer will be a great help to people and encourage them to spend time in Ormskirk this festive season.”
Motorists should check the car park is Council-controlled by checking the signage and that a valid paid for ticket is displayed accordingly. The two extra free hours will not be shown on the ticket. So, for example, if you buy a ticket at 10am for three hour’s parking the ticket will still show an expiry time of 1pm. However, during the special offer period, you will be able to park until 3pm.
Notices explaining the offer will be on display at the car parks. The Civil Parking Enforcement Officers are aware of the offer and will allow for the extra two hours after the indicated ticket expiry time.
Parking is free of charge on Council-controlled car parks in Ormskirk town centre on Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the year.
For more information on Council car parks please visit www.westlancs.gov.uk/parking.