MOTORISTS will benefit from two extra days of free parking this Christmas.
Kirklees Council will not charge for town centre parking on Boxing Day and December 27.
This week’s announcement comes after the council said that parking would be free from 4pm on Thursdays from November 19 until December 24 and all day on Sundays from November 22 until December 31.
There will also be free parking on Christmas Day, December 28 and New Year’s Day.
Council leader Clr Mehboob Khan said: “This is more evidence of our commitment to supporting town-centre businesses.
“By expanding the free parking scheme we are offering real help to residents and traders alike and helping to tackle the effects of the recession at an important time for business.
“Huddersfield has a great deal to offer this Christmas – not only excellent shopping, but also new festive lights, lots of entertainment and the popular ice rink.
“We work hard to make the shopping areas of Kirklees attractive and accessible at all times, but the festive period can be especially significant.”