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Posted On: 11-12-2020
Posted In: Community

To celebrate our shops re-opening visitors can enjoy free parking at weekends throughout December

Following the latest Government announcement we have been welcoming back a number of our amazing high street shops across Tiverton, Cullompton, Crediton and Bampton, including village businesses.

Councillor Chesterton, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration states

“Our shops have worked hard to open safely and continue to serve our community. We need our residents to shop local or search local to support our independent businesses. Many of our shops have adapted and offer a click and collect or delivery service. A list of businesses offering alternative ways for you to shop with them can be found on the Visit Mid Devon website – . When coming into our town centres please follow the signs and the processes individual shops have put in place”

In June, changes were made to our public realm within each town and will remain in place to allow visitors space to move around safely. Shoppers are advised to take note of these changes and maintain social distancing at all times.

Adrian Welsh - Group Manager for Growth, Economy and Delivery states

“A number of measures were put in place by the Council to ensure the safe reopening of our high streets following the first national lockdown. These changes include one-way systems, additional signage and pavement stenciling which have been working successfully in our towns. Funding to support the safe reopening of our high streets was received from the European Regional Development Fund.
In order to support our local businesses and kick-start our local economy, the Council is providing free car parking Saturday and Sunday throughout December in our three main towns. These are St Saviours, Crediton, Station Road, Cullompton, Phoenix Lane multi storey, Tiverton and Westexe South, Tiverton.”

Remember to shop local, search local and shop safe in Mid Devon this Christmas.

For more information regarding the latest advice and guidance for our tier visit

European Regional Development Fund

The project (either has received or is receiving up to) £73,686 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit