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Lincoln council to freeze parking prices

The price of parking in Lincoln is set to be capped for the next financial year under proposals going before city councillors next week.

Members will also be asked to extend a range of offers that could benefit commuters, shoppers and visitors parking in Lincoln’s council-run car parks.

Executive and full council will be asked to agree the proposals on March 3 and 4.

The proposed freeze would include both pay and display tariffs and season ticket charges for 2014-15.

City Services Team Leader, Rod Williamson, said: “Both nationally and locally we are still feeling the effects of the recession.

“Car parking is important in helping our local economy recover by ensuring there is enough high-quality parking space available that offers value for money options for residents, commuters, shoppers and visitors.

“By freezing the cost of car parking, we hope people will be able to visit our city, whether for work or leisure, and support our local shops and businesses.

“In addition, we’re also proposing to extend the variety of offers that have proved very popular in the past.”

The proposed offers include:

  • Park all day on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays for just £2.50 at Broadgate, County Offices, Rosemary lane or Lincoln College car parks;
  • Get a 25 % discount on parking on Mondays if you pay by phone. Register in advance on www.paybyphone.co.uk or when you get to the car park;
  • After 3pm on any day, pay £2 for three hours parking at Tentercroft Street car park, with free evening parking;
  • Regular evening parking discount – buy a scratch card for £12 to use at any council car park after 5.30pm. The scratch card lasts for 15 sessions – working out at 80p per evening – and have no time limit. They can be bought from City Hall or Lucy Tower Street car park;
  • Free charging at Broadgate and Lucy Tower Street car parks for electric and electric hybrid vehicles.