From today (12 December) there will no longer be a charge to park in Eastleigh’s Swan Centre car parks in the evenings (from 6pm) giving local people the opportunity to park for free as they enjoy a range of town centre leisure facilities.
Eastleigh has an array of evening entertainment, from cinema and bowling to a plethora of restaurants and now, with an offer of free parking too, there’s plenty to encourage visitors to enjoy a night out in the town centre.
The Council is committed to regenerating town centres and encouraging a thriving local economy and believes that, by ceasing parking charges after 6pm, it will help the town centre respond to growing competition and help the leisure businesses to thrive.
Cabinet lead for the Economy, Cllr Derek Pretty, say: ‘By providing free car parking in the evening, the Council is confirming its commitment to the town centre and its businesses. It will give visitors a more affordable evening out and we hope that more people will come and enjoy all that the town centre has to offer in the evening.’
Free parking in the Swan Centre will apply every evening from 6pm and is for both the ground floor and upper level parking in the Swan Centre car parks.