East Lindsey set to introduce new parking charges
New car-parking charges look set to be introduced in parts of Lincolnshire.
East Lindsey District Council said the fees could bring in about £400,000 and protect front line services.
Shopkeepers in Alford said a lack of free parking could mean fewer customers coming into the town to do their shopping.
Councillor Doreen Stephenson, leader of the authority, said the council had to be pro-active to prevent cuts to its services.
Angeline Handley, who runs a patisserie, said: "We should still have one of the free car parks, otherwise we might lose people coming into Alford."