Council to cut Lincoln parking fees to entice shoppers

People will pay less to park in Lincoln council facilities once shops reopen on June 15 — if they pay via an app.

With the retail sector returning on Monday, City of Lincoln Council are welcoming people back by offering discounted car parking spaces.

Shoppers and commuters will be able to park at all city council operated car parks for a rate of £1 per hour, for up to four hours a day.

Payment will be used through the PayByPhone app and will apply to all car parks, apart from Lincoln Central, where the price remains set.

Discounted fares will only apply on the app, with normal rates resuming on the city’s ‘pay on exit’ machines.

It comes as part of the council’s ‘Proud to be Open’ scheme, which also includes the introduction of signs and floor markings that encourage social distancing in Lincoln.

Simon Walters, director of communities and environment at the council, said: “The city and its car parks reopening is exciting news for shoppers and workers who have played a key role in keeping out community safe by staying at home and away from our usually busy and vibrant city centre.”

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