Free Town Centre Parking in December*

Published: Monday, 28th November 2016

Shop local this Christmas

As part of the Christmas festivities and to support local businesses Kettering Borough Council is offering FREE parking in the Town Centre on the following days in December*:

all day on Saturday 3rd, 10th and 17th December 2016, and

after 3pm on Thursday 1st , 8th and 15th December 2016

These are in addition to the free parking that already operates in Council owned car parks on Sundays (all day) and evenings (after 6pm). 

The FREE parking will be in Kettering Borough Council car parks on London Road, Queen Street, School Lane, School Lane Pop & Shop, Wadcroft and Commercial Road. Make sure you come to Kettering to enjoy the free entertainment and visit the town’s shops and restaurants.

There will be plenty of chances to support your local town centre with late night shopping on Thursdays in the run up to Christmas. Small Business Saturday and the Teenage Market returns on 3rd December, a Christmas Market will be held on the Market Place alongside the Yards Christmas Fayre on Thursday 15th December.  You’ll also find further entertainment in the form of festive Big Screen Movies in the Market Place, including Minions (8th December, 5pm) and The Snowman followed by The Snowman and the Snowdog (22nd December, 5pm). All of these are FREE, so make sure you wrap up warm and join us!

For the latest updates about Christmas in Kettering this year go to ‘This is Kettering’ on Facebook, @MarketPlaceKett on Twitter or

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: 
“There’s never been a better time to get into Kettering town centre.  I am looking forward to seeing everybody enjoying the activities on offer.”

Councillor Lesley Thurland, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Finance, said:
“We recognise that this is an important time of year for both families and businesses. We are encouraging people to support our local businesses and the Town Centre and believe offering seasonal parking concessions will make this easier.”