BOSSES at Maldon District Council have announced there will be free parking in all Maldon town centre pay and display car parks on some dates in December.

Parking will be free on the two Saturdays before Christmas and on Christmas Eve.

A spokesman said: “The council hopes that everyone will take advantage of these free parking days in the run-up to the festive season to help support and boost the economy of the town.”

Normal charges will apply at all other times and in Promenade Park during these periods.

The council offices car park, on Princes Road, will not be available for use until after 12.30pm on Christmas Eve.