Parking frenzy to help stores

Coun Peter Gibson
Coun Peter Gibson

All pay and display car parks run by Wyre Council will be free during a day of celebrating small businesses.

Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to use independent business to give them a boost in the run up to Christmas.

In Wyre, 98 per cent of businesses are classed as small enterprises – less than 50 employees – and are regularly supported by the Wyred Up networking group, training and grants.

Coun Peter Gibson, leader of Wyre Council, said: “We are happy to provide free parking and support behind the scenes, but what really counts is the number of customers that come through their doors.

“That’s why we’re encouraging people to change their habits on December 7.”

Some businesses are offering discounts throughout the day, which can be found at

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