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Shop Local, Shop Medway & Park for Free!

15th December - 18th December 2022

Free festive parking for shoppers on selected days in December.

Medway has lots to offer when it comes to shopping. From boutiques along Rochester High Street and Strood to family owned businesses in Chatham, Twydall, Gillingham, you’ll find the perfect gift on your doorstep. Don’t forget to head over to Hoo, Walderslade Village, Rainham, Parkwood and Lordswood – there’s lots of small independent shops waiting for you.

If you're keen to support local traders, visit the Produced in Kent website. There are four sections covering Christmas Food, Christmas Gifts, Eat, Drink & Stay and Experiences, with the campaign message being to Buy Five locally-produced presents for your friends and family.

Shop and Park for Free

FREE town centre parking will be available in all council-run car parks for shoppers from Thursday, 15 to Sunday, 18 December. 

  • Local Bus Services

    If you wish to travel by bus to our town centres, check out the timetables by clicking here.



Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Strood & Rainham Town Centres


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