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Summer time and the parking is free in East Northants

Published Thursday, 24 July 2014

Summer holidays are here which can be an expensive time for those with children to entertain.

If you’re visiting any of the six towns in East Northamptonshire, parking is one cost you don’t have to worry about.

East Northamptonshire boasts 14 free car parks with generous time allowances, so families can take their time exploring each of the six historical towns in the district.

Steven North, East Northamptonshire Council Leader, says: “We want to encourage families and visitors to enjoy our towns in the summer time without parking hitting their pocket. So, whether you’re enjoying the award winning free museum in Oundle, following the H.E Bates trail in Rushden or exploring George Washington’s ancestry in Thrapston, a parking fee is something you don’t have to factor in to your day.”

Residents and visitors may also be interested to know that five of our car parks have received the prestigious Park Mark award which is given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme. The scheme aims to reduce crime and the fear of crime in car parks.

The Duck Street, John Street, Rectory Road (Orchard Place) and Splash car parks in Rushden and the Sackville Street car park in Thrapston have met strict criteria demonstrating a safe, clean, quality parking environment – an important assurance for many families and visitors.

For more information about car parks in East Northamptonshire visit: www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/carparking

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