Extra parking spaces at County Council offices

Due to the prolonged closure of Lucy Tower Car Park, Lincolnshire County Council is freeing up space in its own staff parking area.

The county council, off Newland, will offer drivers 126 spaces in the evenings. To access the car park, enter via West Parade or Orchard Street/Rauceby Terrace.

The extra spaces are meant to mitigate the extended closure of Lucy Tower car park on the Brayford, which is undergoing works until February 2014.

These spaces will be available from October 14 between 6pm and 2am, and four of the spaces are for disabled parking.

There will be a charge of £2 to use the weekday evening spaces.

Kevin Kendall, Chief Property Officer at the County Council, said: “With the Lucy Tower Street car park currently closed, this will give evening visitors a new option when coming into the city.

“We already make the car park available to the public at the weekends, and now, with the help of the city council, we’ll be opening it up on weekday evenings as well.

“Hopefully, this will bring benefits for the night-time economy on the Brayford and the surrounding area.”

While undergoing repairs, Lucy Tower car park will be out of action until February 2014. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

While undergoing repairs, Lucy Tower car park will be out of action until February 2014. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Rod Williamson, City Services Team Leader at City of Lincoln Council, said: “The council is always looking for opportunities to improve and increase the city’s parking.

“Despite the current closure of the car park at Lucy Tower Street, others in the city are not running at capacity.

“The recent opening of the new car park at Sincil Street, along with the county council’s new parking scheme means that Lincoln is well served with good value, well located car parking.”