For the third consecutive year, Chester Racecourse is providing free parking for shoppers on selected days (fifteen in total).
And the good news continues – for the first time, the Linenhall car park will also be included in the initiative.
The arrangement first launched in 2017 to support and boost shopper footfall on race weekends.
As part of a continued effort to boost city centre visitor numbers, shoppers will again be able to take advantage of free parking at Chester Racecourse’s 450-capacity car park between 10am and 5pm on selected Sundays throughout 2019.
With the inclusion of the Linenhall car park, also owned by Chester Race Company, a further 325 free car parking spaces will be be added this year.
Free parking will be available on the last Sunday of each month until the 2019 race season gets underway in May, at which time free parking will be made available every Sunday that follows a Saturday race day.
The scheme will return to operating on the last Sunday of each month for the remainder of 2019 when the race season concludes at the end of September.
Carl Critchlow, BID manager at CH1ChesterBID, said: “It’s a huge boost to the city that Chester Race Company have agreed to offer free parking again in 2019.
“The scheme has been a huge success over the past two years and it’s is fantastic to be able to provide visitors with an easy way to park their cars and visit our great city.
“We know that this scheme is popular with our 500-strong members – Chester city centre’s bars, shops and restaurants – as it encouraged thousands of people into the city in 2018.”
Richard Thomas, chief executive of Chester Race Company, added: “The free parking scheme introduced in 2017 has had a positive impact on city centre accessibility for shoppers and visitors and we’re pleased to continue the initiative into 2019 and this year include Linenhall Car Park within the arrangement.
“A busy and thriving city centre is positive for every business in the city and we hope that members of the public will take advantage of the benefit and use it as an excuse to visit Chester and re-discover the city, its retailers and the array of bars, restaurants and attractions on offer.”
Free parking days at Chester Racecourse and Linenhall car parks:
- Sunday 27th January 2019
- Sunday 24th February 2019
- Sunday 31st March 2019 (Mother’s Day)
- Sunday 28th April 2019
- Sunday 26th May 2019
- Sunday 16th June 2019 (Father’s Day)
- Sunday 30th June 2019
- Sunday 14th July 2019
- Sunday 28th July 2019
- Sunday 1st September 2019
- Sunday 15th September 2019
- Sunday 29th September 2019
- Sunday 27th October 2019
- Sunday 24th November 2019
- Sunday 29th December 2019