Thousands use Lucy Tower car park over Christmas Market

The City of Lincoln Council has found that over 2,500 tickets were bought for Lucy Tower Car Park in its first 84 hours of reopening.

The car park, which had been closed for refurbishment since March, saw 2,581 ticket sales over the four days of the Lincoln Christmas Market.

The car park reopened at 12pm on December 5, after delays to the original maintenance work, and later discovered serious erosion issues with the main structure.

The opening was welcomed by shoppers and visitors, and meant that 400 parking spaces became available during a time with high number of visitors in the city.

Rod Williamson, City Services Team Leader at the city council, said: “These figures show just how popular Lucy Tower car park is. On Saturday, the site was operating at just under its capacity, which is great news.

“We can now look to a bright future for the car park and look forward to seeing it serve the city for many years to come.

“As far as the public are concerned it’s always been a case of ‘I love Lucy’ when parking in Lincoln.”

At present, people still cannot use the third floor or the toilets in the multi-storey car park, which are expected to be back in use early next year.