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Free weekend city centre parking offered to Manchester motorists

Motorists wishing to shop, eat, or socialise in Manchester city centre will be able to park for free in selected zones for the next four weekends.

Parking charges will be waived in on-street metered bays in zones three and four of the city centre on Saturdays and Sundays for the weekends of 12 – 13 January, 19 – 20 January, 26 – 27 January and 2 – 3 February, from noon – 8pm.

Stickers will be attached to machines serving bays where parking will be free.  Bays will be available in areas including Castlefield, close to Piccadilly Station and near HOME Manchester.  Locations can be found by visiting

The free parking is being offered by Manchester City Council to thank residents for their patience while major works are carried out to improve transport flow on Regent Road and to boost businesses by encouraging more visitors to come to the city centre during winter weekends.