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Free parking on Prom walkway this Xmas

DoI chief confirms plan in Keys

Shoppers in Douglas will have free parking on the promenade walkway for up to two hours throughout the festive period.

Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer confirmed the decision in the House of Keys this morning, and said it was made to encourage Islanders to shop local and support the Manx economy.

He was responding to a question from Onchan MHK Rob Callister - who referred to an online news article stating drivers may be forced to pay for parking.

Free parking will be available on Douglas promenade walkway from December 9 2016 to January 8 2017, as Mr Harmer explained:

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