Free Festive Parking Returns to South Shields Town Centre

Posted by: Caroline Smith on 29 November 2022 10:06

South Tyneside Council's free festive parking offer is returning once again this December.


All council-owned car parks in South Shields town centre will be free of charge after 3pm from Monday to Saturday, and all-day Sunday, throughout December.


The free parking offer also extends to all-day on Small Business Saturday (3 December).


The initiative aims to support town centre businesses and traders whilst encouraging residents to shop locally.


Councillor Ernest Gibson, Lead Member for Transport and Neighbourhoods, said: "This scheme will be a huge benefit to both our residents and our businesses. Christmas is a vital time for many of our local traders and this offer will hopefully encourage our residents to support local businesses.


"We know money is tight at this time of year. We hope these small savings will help shoppers this Christmas."


Festive celebrations are happening across the Borough this year. For more information visit


Full list of car parks participating in the scheme:

  • Salem Street
  • North Street
  • East Street
  • Oyston Street
  • Thomas Street
  • Charlotte Street North and Central
  • Charlotte Street West
  • Charlotte Street South
  • Beach Road West


For more information about parking, including details of the free festive parking, visit

Last modified: 29 November 2022 10:07