PARKING restrictions in bays and council car parks will be relaxed over the Christmas and New Year period.
The council has decided the whole borough will be free of parking enforcement on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
In addition parking in council run car parks will be free on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and regulations will be relaxed in on-street bays within the central Croydon zone on both days and after 5pm in all other zones.
Yellow line restrictions, however, will remain in place on these two days and the council is asking motorists to park in a reasonable manner, showing consideration for other road users and pedestrians.
Normal parking enforcement will resume on January 2.
Councillor Kathy Bee, the council's cabinet member for transport and environment, said: "As the council does each year at this special time, we're taking the opportunity to give a little back to the residents of, and visitors to, Croydon by relaxing the usual restrictions.
"All we ask is that motorists are sensible and thoughtful when parking their car."