SHOPPERS visiting Mendip can enjoy free parking from tomorrow (December 17).

Mendip District Council (MDC) has introduced free parking in the district until Thursday, December 24.

MDC are hoping this will encourage people to shop locally and support businesses in the area.

Cllr Josh Burr, portfolio holder for Neighbourhood Services, said: “Mendip District Council is delighted to provide free parking for residents, businesses and visitors in the run up to Christmas.

“We hope it will encourage people to do their essential retail shopping in our district.

“Our retailers need the footfall more than ever.

“This move shows our commitment to supporting our local economy.”

Visitors will be able to park for free in all Mendip-owned car parks including, Cranhill Road, Street; St Johns, Glastonbury; Union Street, Wells; Great Ostry, Shepton Mallet; Cattle Market, Frome and more.

All free car parks will be clearly signposted by MDC.

For information on Mendip car parks, and where you can park for free this festive season, visit or call 0300 303 8588.