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Hackney Council offers free parking around its markets in the run up to Christmas

Hackney Council is offering free parking around its markets for two of the busiest shopping days in the run up to Christmas.

The Council wants to encourage people to ‘Love Hackney, Shop Local’ and support their local shops and markets. So, on Saturday 17 and Saturday 24 December 2011 drivers will be able to park for free parking around Ridley Road and Hoxton Markets. Free parking already exists on Saturdays around Broadway Market. Shared use and pay and display bays will be free on the following days on these streets:

Hoxton Market. – Free parking Saturday 17 and Saturday 24 December 2011
• Falkirk Street
• Hemsworth Street
• Purcell Street
• Stanway Street

Ridley Road Market. – Free parking Saturday 17 and Saturday 24 December 2011
• Colvestone Crescent
• Montague Road
• St Mark s Rise (between the junction of Ridley Road and Sandringham Road)

Residents permit bays and waiting and loading restrictions will still be enforced, and on all other dates normal restrictions will apply.

Councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods said: “We want people to support Hackney’s markets and go along and do their shopping during the run up to Christmas. Out markets offer unique goods that you wouldn t find anywhere else, and to make shopping at them easier, the Council is offering free parking on certain streets. Why not pop along to one of Hackney’s markets - you’ll be surprised by what you find."

Hackney has some of the most vibrant markets in London where the choice is varied and there are bargains galore. Shoppers will be supporting local traders and they will find the sort of gifts you might not find on the high street.

For more information on Hackney’s markets go to www.hackney.gov.uk/markets

Hackney’s Love Hackney, Shop Local campaign is also asking residents and to think twice about using plastic bags.

Over 100 local businesses are already supporting the scheme, and in challenging economic times it s also as important as ever to support local businesses and suppliers.

For more information, visit www.hackney.gov.uk/shop-local

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