In a bid to boost footfall and sales on the high streets, Wyre Council will make all council owned car parks free on Fridays and Saturdays during December (excluding Christmas Day).

Residents and visitors will be able to park for free for 3 hours in long stay car parks and 2 hours in short stay car parks.

If you buy a ticket or use your residents parking permit then the 3 hours free time will automatically be added on to the normal expiry time.

Cllr Roger Berry, portfolio holder for Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety, commented, “This is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to have easy access to our high streets for their festive shopping.

“After what has been an incredibly difficult time, we want to make it as easy as we can for everyone to prepare for the festive period we all missed out on.

“So, go out, meet friends, buy presents and most of all have a wonderful festive time.”

For a full list of council owned car parks in Wyre, visit www.wyre.gov.uk/parking.