New free parking boost for shoppers

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THE offer of free parking is set to give a community’s economy a welcome weekend boost.

People visiting Chester-le-Street on a Saturday can now park for free at the civic centre, where there are 135 spaces.

The offer, which will run until July next year, has been arranged by Chester-le-Street and District Area Action Partnership (AAP), to reflect its priority aim of improving the vitality of town and village centres.

For more information call the AAP on 387 2252.

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