Free hour’s parking to encourage shoppers

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MOTORISTS are set to take advantage of a council’s first ever ‘buy one, get one free’ parking scheme.

Every Saturday throughout December visitors to Havant Borough Council pay and display car parks will be able to purchase their one hour pay and display ticket and gain an extra hour parking free of charge, known as buy one get one free – BOGOF.

It is only for tickets purchased for one hour. Motorists should purchase their ticket in the normal way and display. Council civil enforcement officers will then note the time the ticket is due to expire and allow for another hour after that.

Service manager Bob Coleman said: ‘We have decided to trial this BOGOF scheme on the run up to the festive season not only to assist motorists but to encourage shoppers to stay longer in our town centres.’

The scheme will start on Saturday, December 1.