Christmas shoppers will be able to enjoy free parking in the run up to Christmas, in a bid to support local traders.

Throwing themselves into the Christmas spirit, councillors at both Chiltern and South Bucks district councils have decided to allow free parking to support businesses during their busiest trading time.

Amersham Old Town car park will be free on December 3, 10, 17 and 24, while Water Meadow car park and Albany car park in Chesham will be free on December 3 and 17.

Car parking in all South Bucks District Council run car parks will be free on December 10 and 17.

South Bucks district councillor Luisa Sullivan, portfolio holder for environment said: "I'm pleased to once again be able to offer free parking in the run-up to Christmas which helps local businesses by encouraging visitors and shoppers onto the high streets during the most important time of the year for our shops, restaurants, pubs and other businesses.

"We hope people will take advantage of the offer and support their local high street."

For the full list of free car parking dates in the Chiltern district, visit