Free Saturday parking returns to Harrogate multi-storey
Last updated Jan 3, 2024
Harrogate BID vice-chair Andrea Thornborrow and manager Matthew Chapman.

People visiting Harrogate on a Saturday will be able to park for free in the multi-storey Victoria Car Park over the next few weeks.

Harrogate Business Improvement District announced the move today to boost town centre trade for retailers.

The BID implemented a similar scheme in October last year and hopes the latest venture, which applies every Saturday from January 6 to February 10, will increase footfall during what can be a quiet period for businesses.

Matthew Chapman, manager of the BID, said:

“Free car parking is something we regularly hear described as a positive incentive from both our members and the general public, so it’s great to again work in collaboration with the car parking team at North Yorkshire Council to deliver this scheme at a key time of year.”

Victoria car park

With eight hours of free parking available, the BID hopes the plan will give shoppers sufficient time to explore the town centre, shop and visit local bars and restaurants.

It will only be available in the Victoria Car Park, which can be accessed from East Parade, between 10am and 6pm.

To redeem the free parking, drivers must enter the automatic barriers between the designated timeframe. Vehicles that enter outside of the specified times will be charged regular parking prices.

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