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Free parking in Carlisle city centre on three sundays to boost Christmas trade

The city council will not charge for parking in the 11 car parks that it manages all day on December 7, 14 and 21.

The move, announced today, is on top of the so-called free after three initiative that will operate on Thursdays between November 13 and December 18.

Council deputy leader Elsie Martlew, who holds the authority’s brief for the environment, has brought the scheme into play, which will cost less than £35,000, under powers she holds.

The city council-managed car parks involved in the initiative. Credit: ITV Border News