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Neath Port Talbot to be vote on free festive car parking

Neath Port Talbot councillors are being asked to approve free Christmas parking for Neath, Port Talbot and Pontardawe town centres from Saturday 10th December 2022 to Sunday 1st January 2023.

Members of Neath Port Talbot Council’s Environment, Regeneration and Streetscene Services Cabinet Board will be asked to agree the offer at their meeting on December 2nd, 2022.

An officers’ report to the Cabinet Board says: ”Our town centres and the traders who operate in them have been significantly affected during the pandemic with many experiencing a decline in trade.

“To support our town centre economy it’s acknowledged that providing free Christmas car parking would further support their recovery.

“Regular engagement has been undertaken with various traders within town centres across the county borough, and they have confirmed that free car parking in the run up to Christmas has been beneficial in the past.”

The availability of free town centre car parking during the festive period will be promoted through social media and signs in the relevant carparks.

The free Christmas parking offer relates to Neath, Port Talbot and Pontardawe Pay & Display car parks (excluding The Gnoll, Afan Forest Country Park and Aberavon Seafront car parks).