Free December parking for Christmas shoppers in Ashford and Tenterden

Shoppers can enjoy free parking in council-owned car parks in Ashford and Tenterden on three Sunday’s before Christmas.

Ashford Borough Council is once again offering free parking in both towns to encourage as many people as possible to do their Christmas shopping locally, and support local businesses.

Free parking will be available in ALL council-run car parks in Ashford and Tenterden on the following days:
• Sunday 4th December
• Sunday 11th December
• Sunday 18th December
This offer covers all our car parks but do remember free Sunday parking is available throughout the year in certain car parks in both Ashford and Tenterden. Full details of free parking in Ashford and Tenterden can be found at

Portfolio holder for transportation, highways and engineering, Cllr Brad Bradford, said: “We are delighted to once again offer free parking in Ashford and Tenterden on selected Sundays in the run up to Christmas.

“One of the busiest shopping periods of the year is the festive season and Ashford and Tenterden have a lot to offer shoppers; we encourage residents to support their home town by doing their Christmas shopping locally and help boost trade for our hardworking, home-grown businesses.”

The council hopes this additional seasonal free parking will support our regular free parking offer and attract more visitors into the high street, boost trade for local businesses and make the high street an attractive option for new business ventures.

All car parks run by Ashford Borough Council are free after 6pm all year round. Don’t forget you can park for free in pay and display parking bays in the High Street, North Street and Bank Street after 6pm from Monday to Saturday, and all day on Sundays.