New FREE Event Parking Initiative

Neath Inspired has a new parking initiative. Supporting all the 5 main seasonal events parking is free after 10am in all Neath town centre Pay and Display Car Parks.

The initiative is not only aimed at event visitors but local and visiting shoppers who are able to take advantage of free parking for a leisurely trip to town.


Shoppers and visitors to Neath are still benefiting from a joint parking initiative between Neath Inspired Limited and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.
Free Parking after 3pm on the 3rd floor of Neath Multi Storey Car Park commenced on 30thSeptember 2016.
The initiative is aimed at attracting shoppers and other town centre users, including parents picking children up from school, to visit the town centre during weekday afternoons when the free parking is available increasing footfall into the town centre.
The new ‘Free after 3 on 3’ scheme will provide over 200 free parking spaces every day.
Neath Inspired Limited is a not-for-profit company dedicated to increasing footfall into Neath, improving the ambiance and vitality of the town, and supporting Neath businesses to attract more trade and custom. Businesses located in the Neath Business Improvement District (BID) pay a levy on their business rates which funds the Limited Company, which supports events and initiatives that improve the attractiveness of the town.
Robert Williams Chairman of Neath Inspired Limited commented that he is “delighted that Neath Inspired Limited stakeholders and the Council have taken a partnership approach on this initiative in the town centre to increase footfall which will benefit the whole town.”
Councillor Ali Thomas OBE, Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council said: “The Council is pleased to work with Neath Inspired Limited for the benefit of traders, residents and visitors to Neath. We look forward to their plans to further enhance the town for local traders and shoppers and boost the social and economic vibrancy in the area.”
Alun Morgan, Manager of Neath Marks & Spencer and Champion Lead for Business in the Community’s Healthy High Street commented “I have been tasked by the Communities Healthy High Streets team to bring forward projects that have the potential to increase footfall into Neath Town centre. With lower footfall after 3pm and a lot of feedback relating to parking the council were happy to discuss our proposal and work with the Healthy High Streets team and the Neath Inspired Business Improvement District to increase footfall and subsequently increase trade in businesses throughout the town.”