Free from 5: car parks gift for Christmas


THERE will be free parking in Waterford city on Friday evenings in the run-up to Christmas.

Waterford Council and the Port of Waterford have come together to make life easier for shoppers and for families enjoying Winterval.

The council’s main city centre car parks, and the port’s car parks on The Quay, will provide free parking from 5pm on Fridays 29 November, 6 December and and 13 December. The Friday Free From Five initiative is supported by the Waterford Business Group, Waterford Chamber, Winterval and the Tidy Towns Bid team.

Michael Garland, chair of the Business Group, has challenged businesses to support it with initiatives of their own on the theme of Five.

we’d still like businesses to do their #BITT (Businesses Invested in Tidy Towns)

“We’d like all supporting businesses to come up with creative offers based on multiples of five,” he said.

“Maybe ‘Five coffees for the price of 4’, ‘5% discount from 5pm’ and so on.

“These offers will then be promoted on the various stakeholders’ social media pages, such as Winterval, Waterford Business Group, Waterford Chamber etc.

“In addition, we’d still like businesses to do their #BITT (Businesses Invested in Tidy Towns) and dress their windows, for Christmas, to be in with a chance to win a €500 shopping voucher.”

Further details are directly available from Waterford Chamber, in George’s Street, and also in the latest edition of Network, the Chamber’s magazine.”


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