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Friday, 04 December 2020 15:49

Parking boost for town centre shoppers to celebrate Small Business Saturday

Shoppers will be able to enjoy free parking in council-operated town centre car parks to help boost support for local businesses in the run up to Christmas.

Visitors using council-operated car parks in the town centre will be able to enjoy free parking on Small Business Saturday on Saturday 5 December and between 4pm and 7pm on each Thursday before Christmas.

Free parking will also be available throughout December at the Lower Basing View car park.

The offer is part of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s support for Small Business Saturday to help small businesses throughout the town centre who have been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to help shoppers get in the festive spirit.
Following the easing of national COVID-19 restrictions, non-essential retail, hairdressers and hospitality premises will be able to reopen from Wednesday 2 December.
Now in its eighth year, Small Business Saturday is designed to give smaller traders pre-Christmas support to compete with larger retailers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
And for those who would prefer to support the borough’s businesses in the comfort of their own home, local businesses are now able to sell their goods online at The Borough Basket, with over 50 businesses already registering their interest.
To find out more about parking in the town centre, please visit and to shop online at The Borough Basket visit