Parking is often a big frustration in Lincoln, but there is some good news for drivers as the 24-hour pass to park at St Mark’s Shopping Centre has reduced by £12 from today.
The new 24-hour day pass will now be £8 to help encourage long-stay customers to utilise the retail park area of the car park – bordering from the multi-storey car park and Burger King.
Short-stay users can use the multi-storey car park and the parking spaces around the gardens.
Drivers will need to take advantage of this latest reduction before units to the west of Debenhams are demolished and replaced with new retail units, a multi-storey car park, hotel, flats and student accommodation.
Some shops at St Marks including Homebase, Maplin and Toys ‘R’ Us have already closed.
These changes do not affect the recently extended free parking offer allowing customers to park for free from 6pm-6am Monday to Sunday.
Centre Manager of St Marks Shopping Centre Valerie Johnson said: “We constantly endeavour to improve the centre’s services, and by implementing a reduced long-stay tariff, we are hoping that under utilised areas of the car park can assist the local community – whether it be for a shopping visit or a city-wide event.”
The car park has 890 parking spaces, 30 disabled and six parent and child spaces, and parking costs from £1.50 an hour.