Shoppers urged to think Cork
Think Cork County — that’s the message from traders and council bosses this festive season.
Whether it’s choosing your local post office to send those greetings cards, creating a festive feast from the local produce available at your village’s food stores, or simply being a part of the wonder that is created by the lighting up of your town’s twinkling lights, think your county, your town this Christmas.
And a crucial part of this campaign is the free parking throughout December in all Cork County Council car parks. There will also be designated, free, on-street parking zones in selected areas.
The ‘Think Cork County’ campaign recognises the abundance of eclectic businesses and services all across Cork. This initiative reminds Cork county residents that they don’t have to travel to cities or shop online in search of the items or services they require, and encourages them to avail of what’s on offer a little closer to home. It also supports local jobs, communities, and the vibrancy and prosperity of county towns.
The 2017 campaign was launched by Cork County Council chief executive, Tim Lucey, and Cork County Mayor, Cllr Declan Hurley. Tim Lucey explained why Think Cork County is a hugely important incentive for Cork: “Christmas is a time of loving and giving and we believe that this can be extended to your local community. If you love where you live, it is so important to ensure the prosperous future of your area by investing into its businesses and supporting the local economy.”
County Mayor, Cllr Declan Hurley, echoed this sentiment: “It is such a joy to see local communities thriving, thanks to the continuous support they receive from their residents, and Cork County Council are honoured to be a part of this success story, by offering incentives for people to shop and invest in their home town this Christmas.”
Full listings of free car- parking times and locations at corkcoco.ie @ThinkCorkCounty and @CorkCoCo and Facebook for updates.
Declan Hurley, the Mayor of the County of Cork (left) and Tim Lucey, Chief Executive, Cork County Council.