The Rotary Club of Cambridge South has teamed up with Cambridge University departments to make parking spaces available on university sites during the Christmas shopping season, with all proceeds going to charity, a news report in the local media has revealed.
As part of this initiative, three central university sites – at the Department of Chemistry in Lensfield Road, the Downing site in Tennis Court Road, and Cambridge Assessment in Park Terrace – will be open every weekend from this Saturday, as well as on other specified days between Christmas and the New Year.
The opening dates for the car parks, which will be signposted, are November 30 and December 1, December 7 and 8, December 14 and 15, December 21 and 22, and December 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.
They will open at 9am on Saturdays and 10am on Sundays, and all cars must have left the Cambridge Assessment and Department of Chemistry car parks by 5pm, and the Downing site by 7pm.
Rotary Club spokesman David Ellis said: “We’re doing our bit to keep the cost of Christmas under control, so the cost of all-day parking will be the same as last year, £6.
“Due to the generosity of the Department of Chemistry, the Downing site and Cambridge Assessment, the club is able to offer shoppers cheap all-day parking at three central Cambridge sites every weekend in December before Christmas, and later in December for the sales.