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Free parking to support Small Business Saturday in Weymouth

This Saturday 3rd December, there is fee parking in selected Weymouth car parks to encourage shoppers to support Small Business Saturday!   

Weymouth Town Council successfully applied to Dorset Council to allow free parking in their car parks on two more dates this year, including this Saturday 3rd December and Wednesday 28th December. 

Participating town centre car parks include Pavilion, Pavilion Forecourt, Old Council Offices on North Quay, Governors Lane, Cosens Quay, Harbourside, Melcombe Regis, Park Street and Swannery. 

Cllr Ryan Hope, Chair of Services Committee, said: “Saturday 3rd December is Small Business Saturday, which is a national event organised to support small businesses, who are a vibrant and key part of our town. 

“So, please consider coming to Weymouth and supporting independent retailers and businesses, as your spending will help boost the local economy.  

“When you shop local, you are not only supporting a range of producers and makers, you’re buying products unique to your area. 

“And our thanks go to Dorset Council for supporting the free parking initiative again this year. Having free parking available will certainly help draw people into the town.” 

The next free parking date is on Wednesday 28th December, which is the first day of trading after the bank holidays for Christmas Day and Boxing Day and provides a chance to enjoy a day out in Weymouth. 

Notes to Editors 

A report published by the Federation of Small Businesses found that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business, 63p stayed in the local economy, compared to 40p with a larger business. 

The latest information and updates from Weymouth Town Council can be found on the website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.