October 19, 2021
Business News

Christmas comes early: Free parking in Waterford city after 5pm on Fridays

Free parking is to be introduced to council-owned carparks in Waterford city on Fridays after 5pm in the run up to Christmas.

The ‘Friday Free from Five’ initiative was announced this week by Waterford City and County Council and the Port of Waterford and is supported by Waterford Business Group, Waterford Chamber, Winterval and the Tidy Towns Bid team.

It is hoped the scheme will promote City Centre businesses, some of whom will also introduce a range of offers to support the Friday promotions.

The initiative will see free parking in Waterford Council’s core City Centre car parks and The Port of Waterford car parks on The Quay on Fridays November 29, December 6 and 13 after 5pm.

“I am delighted to be part of this initiative and I encourage all business to come on board with the Friday Free from Five theme,” Cllr John Pratt, Mayor of the City and County of Waterford, said.

Chair of Waterford Business Group and Tidy Towns, Michael Garland he’d “like all supporting businesses to come up with creative offers based on multiples of five.

“Maybe five coffees for the price of four, 5% discount from 5pm’ and so on. These offers will then be promoted on the various stakeholders social media pages, such as Winterval, Waterford Business Group, Waterford Chamber etc.

“In addition, we’d still like businesses to do their #BITT (Businesses Invested in Tidy Towns) and dress their windows, for Christmas, to be in with a chance to win a €500 shopping voucher.

“Businesses must be signed up to the Tidy Towns Charter to enter, where they will receive a Christmas gift tag to display in the window, during the festive period.”

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