Free parking on St Helens council car parks for Black Friday shoppers

19 Nov 2016


Free parking on council car parks for Black Friday shoppers. With just over a week to go until Black Friday 2016, the countdown is well and truly on – with many town centre retailers offering mouth-watering deals on a ‘when it’s gone it’s gone’ basis.

To help celebrate this year’s bargain bonanza event on Friday 25 November, St Helens Council is offering FREE car parking from 8am to 8pm on all St Helens Council town centre car parks, including Chalon Way, Tontine and St Mary’s car parks.

Speaking ahead of the event, St Helens Council’s acting Leader, Andy Bowden, said: “Black Friday is planned to be one of the biggest, if not, the biggest sales day of the year, so it’s important that we ensure the town centre is accessible as possible.

“That’s why we’re offering free car parking on all St Helens Council town centre car parks, to encourage shoppers looking to bag themselves a bargain to visit into the town centre and support the local economy.”

Simon Magee, store manager of Boots pharmacy in Church Square Shopping Centre, added:  “The town centre wide Black Friday event has been in the planning for the last few months, and the support from St Helens Council, along with the management and fellow tenants at Church Square and the Hardshaw Centre, has been amazing.

“The whole town centre is well and truly ready to make this the best ever event for our customers and it’s not too late for any other retailers to join us.”

Steve Brogan, Church Square Centre Manager added: “We really enjoyed Black Friday last year and our retailers are currently well underway with planning and finalising offers for this year’s shopping extravaganza.

“I’m sure the combination of free parking and offers will make for a great Black Friday for St Helens shoppers.”

For an up-to-date list including what offers will be available, as well as individual store opening times, visit

Could this be the biggest trading day in modern retail history in St Helens?

St Helens town centre is also giving an early Christmas gift to shoppers by announcing extended trading hours in Church Square and The Hardshaw Centre.

Why leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute, when you can visit the town centre to suit times best for you?

Trading hours are as follows:

Church Square

Thursday 17 November – 9am -7pm

Thursday 24 November – 9am – 8pm

Thursday 1 December – 9am – 8pm

Thursday 8 December – 9am – 8pm

Thursday 15 December – 9am – 9pm

Monday 19 December – 9am -9pm

Tuesday 20 December – 9am -9pm

Wednesday 21 December – 9am – 9pm

Thursday 22 December – 9am -9pm

Friday 23 December – 9am -9pm

Saturday 24 December -9am -5:30pm

Sunday 25 December (Christmas Day) – Closed

Monday 26 December (Boxing Day) – 10am – 4pm

The Hardshaw Centre

Saturday 19 November – until 6pm

Thursday 24 November – until 7pm

Thursday 1 December – until 8pm

Thursday 8 December – until 8pm

Thursday 15 December – until 8pm

Monday 19 December – until 7pm

Tuesday 20 December – until 7pm

Wednesday 21 December – until 7pm

Thursday 22 December –until 9pm

Friday 23 December – until 9pm

Saturday 24 December – until 5:30pm

Sunday 25 December (Christmas Day) – closed

Monday 26 December (Boxing Day) – 10am -4pm

To help celebrate Small Business Saturday in St Helens on Saturday 3 December, there will be a number of events taking place in the town centre which will help boost local businesses, including St Mary’s Market’s Christmas lights switch on and a fabulous vintage and vegan Christmas Fair in the town hall, hosted by Phoenix Apparel.

St Helens town centre provides a great range of high street stores and independent shops, quality restaurants, pubs and bars.. Easily accessible car parking can be found at Chalon Way Car Park and throughout the town centre.  Parking on Chalon Way, Birchley Street and St. Mary’s car parks is free after 3pm. And don’t forget, free council town centre car parking is available every Saturday.

For public transport information, visit to plan your trip or call Traveline on 0151 236 7676.