Bexleyheath business gets a boost, with free Christmas parking

PUBLISHED: 09:47 05 December 2014 | UPDATED: 09:47 05 December 2014

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Ninety spaces will be available for shoppers at the Civic Offices

Businesses in Bexleyheath are getting a boost, as the council offers free parking to shoppers every weekend until the New Year.

The car park at the rear of the Civic Offices at two Watling Street, is being made available free of charge for shoppers eager to support local businesses in the run up to Christmas.

It will be open on Saturdays from 8am to 6pm and on Sundays between 9.30am to 4.30pm. The car park is within walking distance of the town centre and can be accessed from Erith Road.

It offers 90 spaces plus an additional eight disabled bays. Volunteers will ask those who use the car park to make a donation to the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.

Fewer parking spaces than normal are available in the town centre this Christmas because of building works. Contractors are in the final stages of demolishing the old Civic Offices in the Broadway and work is about to start on the construction of a new Lidl supermarket on the old Honda garage site.

Cabinet member, Don Massey, said: “We know that parking will be in short supply until the two sites in the Broadway are redeveloped and we wanted to do something to help.

“Making our car park available at weekends is the best option and we hope it will help shoppers and the Hospice.”


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