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Entertainment and free parking in town on Saturday

Launching the free car parking in Portadown are chair of Craigavon Borough Councils development committee Councillor Carla Lockhart, Mayor of Craigavon Councillor Mark Baxter and Adrian Farrell from Portadown Chamber of Commerce.

Launching the free car parking in Portadown are chair of Craigavon Borough Councils development committee Councillor Carla Lockhart, Mayor of Craigavon Councillor Mark Baxter and Adrian Farrell from Portadown Chamber of Commerce.

Shoppers have been encouraged to take advantage of tomorrow’s (Saturday) free parking day in Portadown.

An initiative by Craigavon Borough Council means you can park all day for no charge in Portadown’s pay and display car parks.

The town centre will also be full of fun-filled festivities on the last Saturday before Christmas.

MADS (Moyraverty Arts & Drama Society ) will be performing extracts from their forthcoming play The Wizard of Oz as well as other festive favourites from 12 noon to 3pm. The U105 street team will be giving away great vouchers for the market stalls and Tilda Tigerbalm will entertain shoppers while they pick up last minute gifts.

Over on Portadown Plaza, there will be a festive marquee and while Jenny Turley at the Good Food NI kitchen will be cooking up some festive treats, for the kids there is balloon modelling, face painting and a few festive friends.

Chair of the Council’s development committee Councillor Carla Lockhart, who proposed the free parking day during a meeting of Craigavon Borough Council earlier this month, encouraged people to shop in Portadown on Saturday.

She said, “Portadown’s the perfect place to prepare for the festive season and we are delighted to introduce free car parking for locals and visitors coming into town on one of the most important shopping days of the year.

Meanwhile, the weekly Portadown Markets at William Street will be on Monday and Tuesday, instead of the usual Friday and Saturday with the Christmas break. Markets manager Martin Ferguson said, “We have many faithful customers and we wish them the best for Christmas and the New Year.

 
 
 

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