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FREE festive parking returns to Aberdare and Pontypridd Town Centres throughout December – for the fifth year in a row!

All Council-owned car parks in the two towns will once again be FREE to use for residents and visitors from 10am on Saturday, December 1, to encourage more people to enjoy our Town Centres over the Christmas period.

This coincides with the Council’s Shop Local campaign, which encourages residents to support local Town Centre traders this Christmas.

Car parks in Aberdare and Pontypridd will be free from 10am each day, throughout the whole month, up until December 31.

In Aberdare, this includes car parks at Crown Buildings, Library, Green Street, Duke Street, High Street, Nant Row, Rock Grounds and Ynys. In Pontypridd, free parking will be at Gas Road, Goods Yard (Council owned section only), Millfield, Berw Road and Sardis Road car parks.

And don’t forget, Council car parks in Tonypandy, Porth and Mountain Ash remain free on a permanent basis, after the Council ended charges in the three towns from April 2017. Disabled people can continue to park for free at all times in designated disabled bays when they display their 'blue badge'.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “I’m very pleased that free parking is once again returning to our Town Centres in December, as the Council encourages residents to shop local this Christmas.

“In April 2017, Cabinet introduced free parking all year round in Tonypandy, Porth and Mountain Ash – along with reducing the charges in Aberdare and Pontypridd Town Centres on a permanent basis. This is also the fifth consecutive year the Council has provided free parking throughout December, as a gesture to Town Centre visitors and in a bid to boost local trade.

“The Council is also hosting a number of Christmas events in Town Centres in December, which coincide with our free parking. Visitors to the Treorchy, Mountain Ash, Ferndale and Aberdare events will be able to park for free.”

Posted on Wednesday 28th November 2018

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