Councils have clubbed together to provide free parking in Bideford, Torrington and Holsworthy during the Christmas run-up.

A number of free parking days will be held in Bideford, Torrington and Holsworthy for those who still need to get their Christmas shopping.

The free parking days are thanks to Torridge District Council, Bideford Town Council and Torrington Town Council (scroll down for the full list).

And on Small Business Day on December 2, there will also be free parking across all Torridge car parks from 10am-6pm.

Councillor James Morrish, TDC lead member for the economy said: “I hope the free parking days announced for this year will once again encourage people to get out and about and support our small businesses across the district.

“These businesses are a vital part of our economy and employ many people and support many families.

“Aside from that a lot of them offer something a little bit different for shoppers and it’s a great opportunity to find a gift for Christmas or other special occasion.

“There’s also an abundance of small cafes and restaurants to keep food lovers happy as well.

“I hope both residents and visitors will make good use of the free parking.”

Free parking days across Torridge

Saturday, December 2: Free parking in all Torridge car parks from 10am-6pm.

Free parking days in Bideford

This applies from 10am in the following car parks: Bridge Street, Pannier Market (Honestone Street), The Manor, The Quay and The Pill

Sunday, December 3

Saturday, December 9

Saturday, December 16

Saturday, December 23

Free parking days in Torrington

This applies to Sydney House car park only, all day.

Saturday, December 9

Saturday, December 16

Friday, December 22

Saturday, December 23

Free parking in Holsworthy

This applies to The Manor and Well Park car parks, all day.

Wednesday, December 20.