Swansea shoppers can park for £1 in run-up to Christmas
CITY centre parking prices are being slashed in an attempt to encourage more people to shop in Swansea.
Shoppers can leave their vehicles from 5pm till 8pm for £1 at either the Quadrant car park or St David's car park every Thursday evening from this week.
Swansea Council is introducing the offer to support a late-night shopping scheme supported by Swansea's Business Improvement District (Bid)).
Major stores in the city centre will be staying open until 8pm on Thursdays, including outlets in Swansea's Quadrant shopping Centre, such as Superdry, Debenhams and Schuh.
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Shops in the pedestrianised area of the city centre taking part include Marks and Spencer, BHS and TopShop.
Late-night shopping was proposed by a Swansea Council committee after considering city centre improvements. Councillor June Burtonshaw, cabinet member for Place, said: "We hope the availability of cut-price car parking in two key city centre car parks will help encourage more footfall and boost city centre trade in the build-up to Christmas.
"We'll continue to listen to feedback as we look to ensure the city centre and our traders are given all the help they need during these tough economic times."
More car parking is also on the way to the city centre when large chunks of the old St David's Centre and Oldway House are torn down by the council.
Work is taking place at the moment to demolish the unoccupied parts of the centre.
Once the site is cleared, it will be offered up as parking.
Council cabinet regeneration member, Councillor Nick Bradley, said recently: "Businesses have told us they want the area turned into a valuable temporary car park for city centre shopping ahead of future development."