Free car parking made available for ice rink visitors

Skaters on the ice rink. Picture: Vernon Nash
Skaters on the ice rink. Picture: Vernon Nash
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PEOPLE using the ice rink in Guildhall Square will be able to take advantage of free parking in the run up to Christmas.

Drivers can park without charge at the Guildhall Walk Car Park in Alec Rose Lane, a two-minute walk to the square, on Sundays only.

The temporary rink opened on Novmber 18 and will be open every day, except Christmas Day, until January 2.

Free parking is available on December 3, 10, 17, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Councillor Simon Bosher, Portsmouth City Council’s lead member for traffic and transportation, said: ‘The ice rink has attracted many visitors to the city centre.

’By offering free parking on a Sunday we hope to see more people using the ice rink and enjoying this fantastic festive local attraction.’