Call for public help with new review on car parks in East Lindsey

The ELDC car Park on North Parade in Skegness. Are you paying too much? ANL-160822-132852001

The ELDC car Park on North Parade in Skegness. Are you paying too much? ANL-160822-132852001

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Residents and visitors to East Lindsey are being asked for their views on car parking charges in the area.

In March, East Lindsey District Council committed to review the arrangements at all 55 car parks it operates.

As well as undertaking face to face survey in town centres both on the coast and inland, a paper survey will be available in some local businesses from August 22 and online at www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/parkingsurvey

The council wants to ensure the tariffs it charges for car parking reflect the needs and circumstances of each community without imposing a detrimental impact on either economic prosperity or the budget requirement of the Council.

District Council-run car parks in East Lindsey currently generate around £1.6m per year in income after running costs, which is used to support the provision of services to the community.

The review aims to make a series of evidence based recommendations that can help to inform future car parking policy in the District.

The Council’s Economic Development Team Leader, Jon Burgess, said: “The starting point for this review is undertaking market research with local people and visitors to the area as well as businesses and organisations such as Chambers of Commerce and Town and Parish Councils.

“The research will provide information on the existing car parking arrangements, shopping habits, what’s important in considering where to park and even methods of payment.”

The survey is open until September 30.