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Free parking for the towns hit worst by floods in Allerdale

10 December 2015

Free parking for the towns hit worst by floods in Allerdale

Three hours’ free parking is available at all car parks in Keswick and Cockermouth which are owned by Allerdale Borough Council, as well as at the Rawnsley Centre in Keswick.

To help the towns get back on their feet, drivers will be able leave their cars free of charge for the first three hours of their stay from Saturday 12 December until Thursday 31 December 2015. They must display a parking disc showing the time of their arrival – discs are available from the Council’s office in Fairfield carpark (next to Sainsburys) in Cockermouth, at the Town Hall in Keswick (both open Monday to Friday), and as well as many of the businesses in the town centres. Those planning on staying for more than three hours should purchase the required time from the machine and it will be added to their free three hour stay.

Councillor Alan Smith, Leader of Allerdale Borough Council, said: “So many businesses have been hit by the floods in these two towns we have to do something to help their Christmas trade. We will review the situation at the end of the year but in the meantime we hope this really helps footfall in these towns.”

Councillor Michael Heaslip, Executive Member for Locality Services, added: “This Council has publicly pledged its commitment to ensuring our town centres thrive. When two of our towns are so badly damaged we need to reinforce that commitment by taking practical steps to help. I hope this free parking will make a difference.”

Those affected by the floods who need help and support can email the Council’s Customer Services officers direct on or call 01900 702702. Customer Services advisors are available from 8.45am to 5.15pm – these opening hours may be extended if necessary. The phone lines are usually busiest at 9am and lunchtimes so please be patient at these times and call mid-morning or after 2.30pm if possible.

The car parks included in this initiative are:



Wakefield Road Bitterbeck


Sullart Street



Bell Close



Otley Road

Rawnsley Centre

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Allerdale Borough Council
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