Christmas parking: new reduced rate

New parking rate for Christmas shoppers
New parking rate for Christmas shoppers

Twenty-five towns across Northern Ireland, including Coleraine and Ballymoney, are set to benefit from a special Christmas and New Year parking rate.

The new reduced tariff allows five hours parking for just one pound in 95 Road Service car parks.

It will apply to car parks that have a tariff of 30p or more per hour.

The tariff will be introduced from Monday 2 December and will continue until Saturday 11 January.

Drivers will still be able pay the minimum tariff in each of the affected car parks.

For example, most car parks have a tariff of 40p per hour, so if someone wants to stay for less than an hour they can simply pay 40p.

This scheme will run into January to ensure people have time to shop at their leisure in the run-up to Christmas and during the New Year sales.