Free parking in Council car parks in December

Image of New Lane car park

The Council is helping support local businesses this Christmas by offering free parking for up to three hours on Saturdays in Selby. 

The District Council’s car parks in Selby with be free every Saturday in December, but to allow more visitors and residents experience this offer the Council has decided to limit free parking for up to three hours. This will allow more people to travel into Selby and support local businesses.

Leader of Selby District Council, Councillor Mark Crane, said:

“This has been a hard year for local businesses, especially those who had to close in November. Now more than ever our local shops need our help. Providing three hours free parking on Saturdays throughout December is one way in which we are helping businesses recovery.

“I encourage residents to consider their local independent businesses when doing their Christmas shopping this year. Retailers across the district have worked hard to adapt to the pandemic and make their properties Covid secure. There hard work is to ensure that all shoppers are safe.

“The three-hour limit is to bring as much trade as possible into our high street and help build the local economy.”

From January 2021 all machines in Council car parks in Selby will be improved. The new machines will allow people to pay for their parking by card as well as cash. There will be changes to the car parking charges in Selby from next year. To find out more about this changes visit our website:

Selby District is currently in Tier 2. Anybody visiting the local highstreets are being asked to keep to the tier 2 restrictions. Following these measures will help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
  • Wear a face covering in shops and busy public spaces.
  • Give people space and keep apart from people you don’t live with.