Santa Carrying Shopping BagsDISTRICT chiefs have announced free parking for shoppers across Purbeck during the Christmas run-up.

The move, calculated to help boost trade in Swanage, Wareham and Corfe Castle, has been agreed with local chambers of commerce.

Purbeck District Council economy spokesman Cllr Peter Webb said: “With a great range of goods for sale in Purbeck, having free parking gives residents that extra incentive to shop locally this year.”

Free parking will be available at council-run car parks in Wareham on December 18, 19, 20 and 21. These include the Rempstone Centre, Church Street, Bonnets lane East and West, Stretche Road and Connegar Lane.

Meanwhile, in Swanage there will be free parking for late-night shopping every Wednesday, December 4-January 1, between 4-10pm, at all town council car parks. There will also be free parking every Saturday in Broad Street and Main Beach car parks from December 7 until January 4.

Free parking is available in West Street, Corfe Castle, on December 18, 19, 20 & 21.

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