Cornwall Council News 4 November 2022

Support your local small businesses – Free parking in Cornwall Council car parks on 3 December

Small Business Saturday falls this year on 3 December. On the day it will be free to park in all Cornwall Council ‘pay and display’ and ‘pay on exit’ car parks, and to use the Truro Park and Ride.

Small Business Saturday is a national initiative, now in its tenth year. It is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.

All Cornwall Council car parks are clearly branded, and there will be posters about the parking offer at charging points on the free parking day.

If the car park is one of the ‘pay on exit’ car parks, you should take a ticket from the entrance barrier as usual. When leaving the car park, please insert your ticket into the machine by the exit barrier. If you have only parked on the free parking day, the barrier will open to allow you to exit. But if you have stayed for longer than the free parking day, any additional parking fee will need to be paid for before you drive up to the exit barrier.

Please find a full list of Cornwall Council car parks

Have your say about Cornwall Council’s rubbish and recycling collections, street and public open space cleaning services

Twice a year we ask you to tell us what you think of the rubbish, recycling, street and public open space cleaning services provided on behalf of Cornwall Council by our contractor Biffa. We want to hear from Town and Parish Councils and their communities about the services you receive so please share this message.

The survey will run until 30 November 2022.

You can take the survey online.

Answers are anonymous and can help Cornwall Council identify and address any issues, as well as helping us to continue to improve and manage the contract as efficiently as possible.

Anyone who can’t complete the survey online can get a paper copy by ringing 0300 1234 141 or by emailing

You can find out more about the most frequently asked questions on the Council website