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Friday, November 27, 2015

Double joy for Ormskirk shoppers

Ormskirk will be an even better place for Christmas shopping in December with extra market days to give shoppers more chances to buy presents and a fabulous festive parking offer.

In the run up to Christmas West Lancashire Borough Council has organised extra markets to take place in Ormskirk on Wednesday 16 December and Monday 21 December 2015.

Due to the festive holidays there will be no market on Saturday 26 December 2015, but there will be markets on Thursday 31 December and Saturday 2 January.

On each day it is open the market will operate from 8am-4pm.

For more information about Christmas in West Lancs please visit the Christmas pages.

From Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Thursday 24 December 2015 (inclusive), shoppers can save money when using the Council’s car parks in Ormskirk. Visitors who buy a pay and display ticket will receive an additional two hours’ free parking. This special offer applies only to Council-controlled pay and display car parks, so users should ensure they read car park signage.

This special offer for parking does not include the Park Road car park (at the rear of the former Tesco building) which is free for the first hour. A valid parking ticket must be displayed.

Councillor John Hodson, whose Cabinet portfolio responsibilities include the market, said: “With the excellent festive parking offer and extra markets, Ormskirk is a great place to come this festive season. So make sure you come into town to do your Christmas shopping.”

Motorists should note that the two extra free hours will not be shown on the pay and display parking ticket purchased from a machine on a Council-controlled car park. So, for example, if you buy a ticket at 10am for one hour's parking the ticket will still show an expiry time of 11am. But, during the special offer period, you will be able to park until 1pm. Notices explaining the offer will be on display at the Council-controlled car parks. All car park attendants are aware of the offer and will allow for the extra two hours after the indicated ticket expiry time.

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