High Street East car park in Maldon will now offer free parking for 30 minutes across seven bays.

The new parking bays have been marked out in the central, well-used car park, offering residents and visitors alike a chance to run errands without the worry of parking charges.

Maldon District Council leader Richard Siddall said: "We recognise that sometimes residents just need to park for a short period, so these free parking bays are ideal if you are popping into Maldon to run some quick errands.

"High Street East is a convenient car park for everything the High Street has to offer, and I’m pleased that these bays will help our residents in a rush.

"Of course, we encourage residents and visitors alike to support the High Street as much as possible.

"It offers independent shops, big name brands and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or have a leisurely lunch."

In addition to the free parking allowance, there are approximately 500 further parking spaces across Maldon's car parks.

For more detailed information regarding the parking options in Maldon, visit maldon.gov.uk/parking.