Small Business Saturday UK

Small Business Saturday UK is a national campaign which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and support small businesses in their communities.

Mendip District Council is supporting the day with free parking in one car park in each of the five 'towns' across Mendip on 01 December 2018. Free parking is available in:

  • Frome - Cattle Market Car Park
  • Glastonbury - St John's Car Park
  • Shepton Mallet - Great Ostry Car Park
  • Street - Cranhill Road Car Park
  • Wells - Union Street Car Park

Cllr Nigel Taylor, Mendip District Council's Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services and Community Health, which includes car parks, said: "Small Business Saturday is a big success every year, we are pleased to be supporting it again by offering free parking in one of the car parks in each of the five towns. We hope this will encourage people to shop locally and support their community".

Robert Powell Chairman of Wells Chamber of Commerce said 'Wells Chamber of Commerce fully supports the Small Business Saturday initiative it is an opportunity to celebrate what is best in our High Streets.

"We would like to thank Mendip for making Union Street car park in Wells free for that day. Many shops and businesses will be offering something different for customers and look forward to welcoming the public into their shops and businesses."

Time restrictions will still be enforced in areas where parking is only allowed for a specified time. To find out more, visit Small Business Saturday Website or