FREE parking in Leigh town centres will be extended once again in time for the festive season.

A majority of local authority car parks, including Spinning Gate shopping cenyre and Leigh Town Hall, will be free from 3pm on weekdays from Friday, November 18, on top of the free weekend parking that is already on offer.

This will help residents to support local businesses, and make a head start on their Christmas shopping.

The free parking scheme was introduced for the Council's Frost Fest celebrations last weekend, with Christmas lights switch-ons, parades and markets organised across the borough.

Leigh Journal: Leader of the Council, Cllr David MolyneuxLeader of the Council, Cllr David Molyneux (Image: Wigan Council)

Leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molyneux MBE, said: “We want to help local residents support local businesses, and we know our free parking offer in the run up to Christmas is really popular and makes it even easier for people to visit our town centres.

“Our Love Local campaign is all about enabling our communities to reinvest back into their communities, and boost our local economy.

“This time of year is really important, especially for smaller and independent businesses, and we hope lots of people will take advantage of this offer to visit our borough and our town centres.” 

Leigh Journal: Free parking was introduced for the start of the festivities in Leigh last weekendFree parking was introduced for the start of the festivities in Leigh last weekend (Image: Daniel O'Rourke)

Free after 3pm parking will be in place from Friday, November a18, nd continues until Friday, January 6, with the existing free weekend parking scheme remaining in place until March.

For full details from 18 November, and to see where council owned car parks are located in the borough, visit this link.

For programme updates and information on Frost Fest, visit this link