MOTORISTS can take advantage of free parking at Oxford’s five Park and Ride sites this month.

Oxford City Council is waiving all parking charges at its Pear Tree, Redbridge and Seacourt sites, while Oxfordshire County Council is doing the same at Oxford Parkway and Thornhill.

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Although car parking will be free, fares for the bus journeys will still apply.

The initiative will last throughout August and is designed to support businesses.

People who have already paid for August parking in advance can request a month-long extension to their permit by emailing