Christmas bonus for Wellington - 13 November 2017

Wellington is in for a welcome Christmas bonus this year as Taunton Deane Borough Council is ensuring that town traders enjoy a festive boost.

Free parking on the four Saturdays leading up to Christmas is being planned again maintaining the tradition of goodwill and helping the local economy.

Charges in Longforth Road, North Street and South Street (Bulford) will be waived on December 2, 9, 16 and 23, following a tradition established over a number of years.

Councillor Gary James, Mayor of Wellington, said: “On behalf of the Town Councillors and myself, we are again delighted with members of the Executive decision to extend the free parking arrangements for the four Saturdays leading up to Christmas.  This kind gesture re-enforces Taunton Deane Council’s continued efforts to promote business, shoppers and visitors to Wellington.”

Councillor Roger Habgood, Executive Councillor for Planning and Transportation, said:  “I am delighted to support Wellington and I hope that people take advantage of the free parking and we see an increase in business for all the traders.

“Any incentive to encourage use and to market Wellington as a shopping destination, with its many individual shops, I see as a sound investment.”


Debbie Rundle, Public and Media Relations Officer, 01823 356407.