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Where and when Cornwall can park for free this Christmas

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:03am 1st December 2018. (Updated at 7:59am 1st December 2018)

Christmas shopping can prove a bit of a nightmare when you end up traipsing round for the perfect gift but you have to jog back to the car park to avoid an overstay fine. 

Well, Cornwall Council is making the festive period a bit easier by offering free parking in their car parks.

Liskeard, Hayle and Camborne are offering free parking in council owned car parks every Saturday before the big day, to encourage people to shop locally.

β€œWe’re proud to support our local economies by offering free parking in the busy build-up to Christmas.

Not only does this mean people can take their time shopping, it also means people can spend more time in cafes and restaurants.

"You don’t get that experience shopping online.”

Adam Paynter, Council Leader

Here is the the list of when and where you can park for free in Cornwall to do your shopping this Christmas, or during the sales:


1st of December - Edwards Street, Garras Wharf, Moorfield, Moresk, Old Bridge Street, Pydar Street, Viaduct, Carrick House, Fairmantle Street



1st of December - Porthmeor, Sloop, Barnoon Long Stay, Park Avenue, Smeatons Pier, Trenwith, Station, Island


1st of December - New Road


1st of December - Causeway Head, Clarence Street, Greenmarket, Harbour, Long Rock, Penalverne, St Anthonys, St Erbyns, Wherrytown



1st  of December - Fore Street, Mount Wise, St Georges Road, The Manor


1st of December - Commercial Road, Exchequer Quay, Saracen


1st of December - Church Street, River Street


1st of December- Commercial Road, Foundry Square There will be free parking every Saturday before Christmas. 



1st of December - New Road North, New Road South


1st of December - Commercial Road, Foundry Square


22nd of December - Crooklets, Post Office, Summerleaze, The Crescent, The Wharf



8th of December - Church Street, Grove Place, The Dell, The Moor, Town Quarry, Well Lane


15th of December - Flowerpot Chapel, New Cut, New Cut Extension, West End 


1st of December- Rosewarne, Rosewarne Extension. There will be free parking every Saturday before Christmas.  


15th of December - Castle Green, Cattlemarket, Trengrouse Way, Trengrouse Way Extension, Tyacke Road


21st of December - Castle Street, Cattle Market Long Stay, Cattle Market Short Stay, Pannier Market, Walk House


1st of December - Cattlemarket, Lower Sungirt, Rapsons, Upper Sungirt, Westbourne

There will also be free parking every Saturday before Christmas. 


8th of December - Riverbank, Millpool, Kilminorth Woods


26th of December - Long Rock, Marazion Station


8th of  December - Link Road


8th and 26th of December - Polzeath Beach


22nd of December - Alexandra Square, Bellevue West, Bellevue East, Culver Road


1st of December - Tintagel Visitors Centre


22nd of December - Anthony Road, Tamar Street


15th of December - Goldsworthy Way, Piggy Lane


26th of December - Widemouth Bay


4th, 11th and 18th December - Priory Car Park


1st of January - Cawsand


1st of January - Cobweb

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