East Lindsey set to introduce new parking charges

Parking sign Shopkeepers fear losing business if customers have to pay to park

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."

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