Shoppers will enjoy two hours free Christmas parking in all Pay and Display Parking areas in Wicklow town from today (Tuesday 23rd November) to Saturday, 1st January 2022.
There will be free parking at the Murrough and St Manntains Car Park for the Christmas period and shop owners and staff are encouraged to use these car parks to free up spaces for their customers in the Abbey Street, Church Street Car Parks and the Main Street.
The initiative on special Christmas parking arrangements was agreed by the Cathaoirleach and Members of Wicklow Municipal District.
Cathaoirleach Cllr Gail Dunne invited people to avail of the free parking over the Christmas period saying: “It’s an excellent opportunity to shop local and support Wicklow for the festive season and enjoy a wonderful shopping experience in Wicklow Town, where social distancing can be more easily practiced than in larger urban centres”.
Please note the Traffic Wardens will continue to monitor and enforce illegal parking during this time.
Loading Bay restricted hours between 9am to 12 noon, Monday to Friday, will also still apply.
Trial One Way System Update
Following feedback from local businesses, members of the public, the Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce and Wicklow Municipal District Elected Representatives, a number of alterations have been made to the one way system and further changes will be made over the coming days that will result in 19 additional parking spaces, including extra disability spaces. Furthermore a wider traffic lane is also being introduced together with additional signage.
Best Dressed Window
Wicklow Municipal District together with Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition. The winner and runner-up will receive a Christmas Hamper and Wicklow Town Vouchers. This year the winners will be decided by members of the public by online voting. Details can be found on Wicklow Town Facebook page.
There is no need to formally enter the competition, but retailers must have their displays ready by Monday, 13th December.
Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce President Matt Forkin added that “the window displays provide a happy and festive welcome to our town encouraging people to Shop Local, Support Wicklow and at the same time creating a wonderful Christmas atmosphere in the town”