Visitors to the borough are being given the gift of free parking in the run-up to Christmas.

Copeland Borough Council is offering free parking to all those heading to its 10 town car parks – for the entire month of December.

The council has made free parking available since November 1, with the offer remaining until January 3.

While everyone is welcome to visit and take advantage of the free parking, the council is asking all to ensure they aren't parking in residents' private parking bays.

On top of the gift of free parking, the council – as part of its Shop Local campaign – has created a list of all businesses based in the borough, which can be found at

To view the full list of free parking available, visit