It will be free to park in all Cornwall Council pay and display and pay on exit car parks, and to use the Truro Park and Ride, on Small Business Saturday, which this year falls on Saturday, December 2.

The council is once again supporting Small Business Saturday, a national initiative highlighting small business success and encouraging consumers to 'shop local' and support small businesses in their communities.

Richard Pears-Williams, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport, said: “Small Business Saturday is a reminder to us all about the importance of supporting the high street and local businesses. “You might take up the offer of parking for free in one of our car parks, but if you want to leave the car at home, our bus network continues to offer great value with single journeys costing just £2. If you haven’t travelled by bus in a while, why not hop on board and head to your local high street on Small Business Saturday?

“And if you’re planning to visit Truro that day, our Park and Ride will be free with buses running regularly. With more than 2,500 parking spaces split between the Tregurra and Langarth bases, you can be reassured of finding a space!”

All Cornwall Council car parks are clearly branded, and there will be posters about the parking offer at charging points on the free parking day.

If the car park is one of the ‘pay on exit’ car parks, you should take a ticket from the entrance barrier as usual. When leaving the car park, please insert your ticket into the machine by the exit barrier. If you have only parked on the free parking day, the barrier will open to allow you to exit. If you have stayed for longer than the free parking day, any additional parking fee will need to be paid for before you drive up to the exit barrier.

Full list of Cornwall Council car parks