James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has welcomed the announcement that Southend Borough Council Car Parks in the Town Centre will be free of charge every Sunday and Thursday evening throughout December.
Free Sunday parking starts on Sunday 2 December and runs up to and including Thursday 29 December. Car parks included are: Alexandra Street, Warrior Square, Seaway, Clarence Road, Tylers Avenue, York Road, London Road (behind Pizza Express), University Square, Essex Street and Short Street.
James Duddridge said,
"The announcement from Southend Borough Council that all of it's Town Centre car parks will be free every Sunday throughout December is a very welcome one"
"This will not only make Christmas shopping more affordable for Southend residents but also bring more customers to our high street helping the businesses along there."
"It is great that the council, under the leadership of the Conservative Administration, have made so many positive steps to revitalise our high street. We have already seen a positive change since the High Street Summit which I attended."
"On top of this the Government have announced more funding for high streets across the county and business rates for small businesses being cut by a third"
"The future looks bright for Southend High Street and I am confident that it will soon become a high street we can all be proud to live, work and shop."