Several car parks across the county will be free for motorists to use as shops across Buckinghamshire get ready to reopen on Monday, April 12.

Confirmed by Buckinghamshire Council on Wednesday, April 7, the free parking will be applicable in council car parks from Monday, April 12 to Tuesday, May 11.

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Ian Thompson, Corporate Director at Buckinghamshire Council said: “It’s great news for all of us that we can now take this next step in the roadmap to recovery.

Bucks Free Press: Shops across the UK will reopen on April 12Shops across the UK will reopen on April 12

“By offering free parking in our car parks, we’re doing our bit to encourage people to support local businesses and come back to shop in our town centres.

“We want to welcome people back to our High Streets and make it a safe and positive experience for everyone.”

Numerous independent businesses have been shut throughout the winter months due to lockdown three, which began at the start of January.

However, after a significant drop in cases, as well as millions of people getting the vaccine across the UK, the government have confirmed that April 12 will be the launch of stage two in lifting restrictions across the country.

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May 17 will be the stage three and June 21, will be stage four.

The virus began to spread in the country in January last year, before the pandemic was confirmed in two months later.