Free parking in the city center extended until April 1, 2023

Bridgend County City Council has confirmed that free parking will remain available at two council-operated town center car parks. This continued support from the council aims to help local commerce and shoppers recover from the pandemic, as well as deal with the current cost of living crisis.

Visitors can continue to park for free for the first three hours at the Rhiw multi-storey car park in Bridgend and between midday and 3pm at John Street in Porthcawl. This situation will be reviewed before the start of the summer period next year.

With free parking already available at Llynfi Road multi-storey car park in Maesteg and Penprysg Road car park in Pencoed, the free parking offer in Bridgend and Porthcawl was originally introduced at the start of the coronavirus pandemic as part of the scheme comprehensive council support for local businesses.


Bridgend County Council continues to support the local economy as much as possible during these difficult times.


We hope the extension of free parking to two of our towns will encourage footfall to boost local commerce, as well as help those visiting Porthcawl and Bridgend, particularly in the months leading up to and following the Christmas period.



Cabinet Member for Communities, Councilor John Spanswick

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