Winchester City Council has confirmed the parking arrangements for the Christmas market this year. 

Winchester Cathedral's Christmas Market returns on Friday, November 17 and runs to Thursday December 21.

At the full council meeting on Wednesday September 20, Cllr Brian Laming asked what measures were being taken to ensure parking is available for cars and coaches.

Cllr Kelsie Learney, cabinet member for climate emergency, said: “The city council will be arranging for additional park and ride buses to run from The East Park and Ride car parks into The Broadway from 9am to 6pm as in previous years. 

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“Coach parking is available at South Winchester park and ride and this will be promoted and advertised. With Hampshire County Council taking back control of on-street parking from October 1 the city council will not have control over the management arrangements in The Broadway but we are liaising with the county council to put in place suitable arrangements and management of this area. 

“As our commitment to climate change, visitors to our city will be encouraged to use the park and ride as the first choice but there will be available parking for those with mobility needs closer to the city. and assessment of other available car parking areas will also be undertaken. Coordination with the Cathedral in relation to coach scheduling for drop off in The Broadway and the provision of coach parking is taking place but this cannot be controlled fully as coaches come from many different places and through many different operators.”