Lewes Chamber of Commerce is pleased to report that on the 5th, 12th & 19th December 14 of the Town’s Pay & Display car parks will be free to park in.
Unfortunately, after the launch day last Saturday, Lewes Chamber has been informed that many of the stickers that had been applied to the parking meters informing vehicle owners of the free parking have been removed by an unknown individual.
The Chamber is also disappointed to learn that RingGo, the operators of the parking app, have not added this information to the app, meaning that people will still be charged if they pay. (At the time this press release was sent we had no response from RingGo over whether people could apply for refunds.)
We would therefore strongly advise people if they have parked in one of the participating car parks on one of the Saturdays they do not pay, either at the meter nor using the RingGo app.
Lewes District Council (LDC) have agreed to offer day-time free parking to pre-Christmas shoppers in a bid to attract visitors to the Town and support our independent shops and eateries.
Chamber President, Clare Crouch, said “This year has been a horrible year for everyone, especially the small independent shops and businesses. We encourage Lewes residents and visitors from outside the town to come into Lewes and find refreshing ideas that they may not have seen in their own home-town shops.
“This gesture by LDC is very much appreciated, and we hope that it will give everyone planning their Christmas shopping yet another great reason to do it here in Lewes! We just ask that everyone follows social distancing rules and guidelines that the shops have in place.
“We also realise that some shoppers may not be comfortable or able to physically visit Lewes, which is why we encourage them to check out shops websites as well as get involved with the ‘Shop Independent for Christmas’ Campaign.”
Please note this applies to the following LDC Car Parks only, and NOT on street parking:
- Brook Street
- Cliffe High Street
- East Street
- Friars Walk (not the 19th due to Farmers Market)
- Little East Street
- The Maltings
- Market Lane
- Mountfield Road
- Phoenix Causeway
- Pinwell Road
- South Street (North)
- Spring Gardens
- West Street
- Westgate Street