Parking fees could be reduced for school stops in Lincoln following a resident’s suggestion



Parking fees for people running to school could be reduced as the Lincoln City Council executive discusses a new “special rate” for people who drive their children to school.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday August 25 where members will discuss the new rate.

The potential change is due to a resident who raised the issue with council said that in some cases city council parking lots were within walking distance of a school, but as the council charges by the hour The rates were not encouraging for those who “run out of school,” according to the Lincoln City Council.

Parking Services has now suggested that a “special rate” could apply for short periods at specific times during school days.

Uphill parking in Lincoln could cost £ 798 a year when families pay the full hour to drop their children off at school.

The proposal would mean that a special school loyalty permit will offer cheaper parking during school hours between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The permit would cost £ 105 per term, saving those attending the school up to £ 499 per year.

Cllr Neil Murray, Economic Growth Portfolio Holder at Lincoln City Council, said: “We understand that in some cases, such as school departures and pickups, visitors to our parking lots are unlikely to have need a full hour.

“After taking into account the needs of our city residents, we have worked to develop a suitable solution for those who wish to use our car parks simply to drop off and collect their children from school.

“I look forward to hearing the thoughts of members of the executive on these proposals.”

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