£1 parking in central Croydon over Christmas


By - Thursday 6th November, 2014

In the run up to Christmas shoppers will be able to park in Croydon for a flat fee of £1 on Thursdays between 13th November and 1st January. The scheme includes Centrale Shopping Centre Car Park, Whitgift Centre Surface Car Park, West Croydon Car Park, Jubilee Bridge Car Park, Spices Yard Car Park and Wandle Road Car Park.


Release begins: Drivers and shoppers are being given an early Christmas bonus this year, courtesy of Croydon Business Improvement District (BID).

As part of its drive to boost trade and visitor numbers into the town, Croydon BID has negotiated a substantially discounted parking rate with a number of the town’s key car park operators. It means that drivers will be charged a flat rate of just £1 to park in key Town Centre car parks, between specified times, each Thursday from November 13 throughout the festive season. (*See details overleaf.)

A total of 1,875 discounted parking bays will be available to shoppers in the run-up to Christmas as part of Croydon BID’s initiative, which is being supported by Croydon Council and Croydon’s Whitgift and Centrale Shopping Centres.

I’m delighted that we have managed to garner so much support for this initiative. It’s a fantastic example of organisations coming together to support the local business community,” said Croydon BID chief executive, Matthew Sims.

“Commencing as it does on the same afternoon as our Christmas lights switch on event, it’s a fantastic way to officially kick off the festive season here in Croydon and to give something back to the thousands of residents and people who come here to take advantage of all that Croydon has to offer.”

Councillor Toni Letts, cabinet member for economic development, said: “The council is always eager to support businesses at what is a really important time of the year for traders.

“We want to encourage as many people as possible to choose Croydon as a place where they can do their Christmas shopping, and discounted parking is a great way of helping people to do that.”

The ‘Park for £1’ offer applies at:

  • Centrale Shopping Centre Car Park (950 bays): From 3.00pm onwards every Thursday from November 13th – January 1st, 2015
  • Whitgift Centre Surface Car Park (400 bays): Between 3.00pm – 7.00pm every Thursday from Novemebr 13th – January 1st, 2015
  • Croydon Council’s West Croydon Car Park (56 bays), Jubilee Bridge Car Park (80 bays) and Spices Yard Car Park (134 bays): Between 3.00pm – 7.00pm every Thursday from Novemebr 13th – December 31st, 2014
  • Croydon Council’s Wandle Road Car Park (255 bays): From 4.00pm-7.00pm every Thursday from November 13th – December 31st 2014

Release ends.

Release sender: Croydon Business Improvement District

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