Parking charges frozen


In a bid to encourage shoppers into Sleaford town centre, car parking fees will remain static across all of North Kesteven District Council’s car parks in the year ahead.

The authority’s executive board has approved a schedule of charges, which maintains free or low cost parking in the town.

Conscious of the need to support town centre traders, residents and visitors, members maintained this last year’s freeze on charges.

There is free parking at Station Road and Cogglesford Mill for up to two hours and at Eastgate for the first hour. A full three hours costs 60 pence at Eastbanks.

Coun Geoff Hazelwood, executive board member, said: “Given our wider efforts to entice people to shop in Sleaford and promote the advantages of shopping locally it’s right that we keep our charges affordable. Our car parking fees have been static for three years now and compete positively with the private car parks where the money goes into private pockets and does nothing to support local services.”

All day parking is priced at £2 at Eastbanks and £3 at Westgate, with an annual pass for £360.

The £25 charge for garden waste collection will remain unchanged. The costs of having bulky waste such as sofas and appliances collected will go up by two per cent, adding a few pence to the £11 charge for up to three items and £22 for up to six.

Parking is free at Station Road for up to two hours; and £5 for a full day. Free at Cogglesford Mill for up to two hours; and then £3 over two hours. Free at Eastgate for the first hour; and then £1 and £2 for up to three hours and over three hours respectively. One pound an hour, per hour for up to three hours in the Market Place and Church Lane. Up to three hours costs just 60p at Eastbanks.

Parking at Money’s Yard is £1.20 for the first hour and then £2 and £3 for two or three hours respectively.