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Free parking in run-up to Christmas


Shoppers and traders are being given a festive boost with free parking on South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) operated pay-and-display car parks on Sundays in December in the run-up to Christmas.

The offer applies to the Westmorland Shopping Centre Car Park in Kendal and all pay-and-display car parks operated by SLDC in the district, with the specific exceptions of the Brewery Arts Centre and Kendal College pay-and-display car parks in Kendal and Miller Bridge car park at Ambleside.

They will offer free parking on December 2, 9, 16 and 23.

Councillor Graham Vincent, SLDC portfolio holder for the economy, said: “We are delighted to be able to spread a bit of festive cheer by supporting traders and shoppers in the district by offering free parking in our pay-and-display car parks on Sundays in the run-up to Christmas.

“While this move does have cost implications for the council due to the loss of potential revenue, we feel that it is worth it to show local traders and shop owners we are behind them and hopefully increase footfall in our shopping streets.”

The full list of car parks included throughout South Lakeland is:


  • Red Bank Road


  • King Street
  • Lake Road
  • Low Fold
  • Rydal Road


  • Braithwaite Fold
  • Ferry Nab
  • Glebe Road
  • Quarry Mount
  • Rayrigg Road


  • Broad Street
  • Rayrigg Meadow


  • Berners Close
  • Hampsfell Road
  • Kents Bank Road
  • Main Street
  • Windermere Road

Kirkby Lonsdale

  • Booths supermarket
  • Market Square
  • New Road (number 1 and number 2)


  • Beetham Road
  • Park Road


  • Brewery Street
  • Buxton Place
  • Daltongate
  • Stockbridge Lane
  • Theatre Street
  • The Gill


  • Loftus Hill
  • Joss Lane


  • Blackhall Road
  • Booths supermarket
  • Dowkers Lane
  • Highgate (Bowman)
  • Library Road
  • Peppercorn Lane
  • Kendal Museum
  • Kendal College
  • Wildman Street
  • Sandes Avenue
  • South Lakeland House
  • Westmorland Shopping Centre

Low Fellside in Kendal is a contract permit-only car park and people will not be able to park there without displaying a valid permit.

Details can also be found at the SLDC website at

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