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Buckinghamshire Council to offer free parking in its car parks from Monday 12th April 2021

| April 7, 2021

Buckinghamshire Council is offering free parking in its car parks as businesses in Buckinghamshire look forward to opening their doors again on Monday 12th April 2021.

Hundreds of shops, cafes and pubs as well as gyms, libraries and leisure centres all across Buckinghamshire are busy making their last-minute preparations before they reopen on Monday 12th April 2021.

Following the next stage in the national reopening programme, starting on Monday 12th April 2021, people will be able to enjoy outdoor food and drink from pubs and cafes as well as being able to browse and buy in person as non-essential retail businesses open their doors.

Hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons are all poised to book us in for some extra pampering and gyms, leisure centres and libraries are all gearing up to greet us as we walk back through their doors. From Monday 12th April 2021, local visitor attractions can also welcome customers back.

Buckinghamshire Council are to to offer free car parking in Council operated car parks from Monday 12th April 2021 through to Tuesday 11th May 2021 to welcome shoppers back into our town centres.

Ian Thompson, Corporate Director at Buckinghamshire Council said: ‘It’s great news for all of us that we can now take this next step in the roadmap to recovery. By offering free parking in our car parks, we’re doing our bit to encourage people to support local businesses and come back to shop in our town centres. We want to welcome people back to our High Streets and make it a safe and positive experience for everyone.

For the people who run local businesses, the next few weeks and months could literally mean the difference between make or break. Buckinghamshire Council are encouraging everyone to ‘Think Big, Shop Small‘ as these businesses reopen. By thinking big about helping our local economy to bounce back and by shopping small with local small and independent businesses you could be helping to save a local job or create a future job for someone who could be your neighbour.

You can find information about local shops town by town on our Shop Local page of the Buckinghamshire Council website

While we are ready to enjoy new freedoms and get out and about more, it’s important that we all do our bit to make sure we are still remembering to follow COVID guidance. Wherever and whenever possible, regular hand washing, wearing face coverings, maintaining 2m social distancing and only meeting outdoors with people who we don’t live with are all essential measures to help stop the spread of the virus.

If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 then you must still self-isolate along with your household and book a PCR test. We need to be cautious in our activities and continue to follow the guidance as Buckinghamshire begins to reopen, otherwise case numbers could rise in a way which would slow down the later steps of the roadmap.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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