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To: South Kesteven District Council

Do not introduce charges for parking overnight and Sundays in Stamford

We call on South Kesteven District Council to cancel their plan to introduce these additional charges in Stamford and offer a fairer charging scheme across the whole district.

Why is this important?

In the last financial year car park charges brought in a staggering £1.161m for SKDC.

Despite Stamford only representing 14% of the district's population, the charges for parking in Stamford make up 72% of this figure, over £800,000.

Meanwhile parking remains free in Bourne and Deeping. Visitors to Grantham can also park for free for 1 or 2 hours in Grantham's council run car parks. Stamford is therefore subsidising free parking across the rest of the district.

Currently visitors to Stamford can park for free from 6 pm to 8 am and all day on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

SKDC plan to introduce overnight, Sunday and Bank Holiday charges across Stamford car parks in April 2024. This is unfair and will impact district-run services such as Stamford Arts Centre, whose visitors use Wharf Road car park for free when attending evening classes, rehearsals and performances. This will have an impact on several of the churches in Stamford, many of whose parishioners drive into Stamford to attend services. This will also impact the restaurants and bars in Stamford. It will also add to the parking problems faced by residents of Stamford who rely on limited on-street parking.

Please sign if you care about supporting the residents, businesses, churches and visitors to Stamford.
Stamford PE9, UK

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2024-02-12 17:27:40 +0000

For clarification, SKDC's revised proposal is that 24/7 parking charges will only apply to Cattlemarket car park. The short stay car parks (including North Street where the EV chargers are located) will charge for parking 8 am to 6 pm every day including Sundays and Bank Holidays. Wharf Road will charge for parking any time of day or night from Monday to Saturday.

This will inevitably lead to confusion and increased traffic as drivers hunt for free parking options and the limited parking available in the short stay car parks will quickly reach capacity. Wharf Road is always busy on a Sunday; if it becomes the only car park free to use on Sundays, it too will quickly reach capacity.

Far from providing additional parking options in Stamford, this proposal will reduce the uptake at Cattlemarket and will increase traffic, congestion and illegal parking across the streets of Stamford.

2024-02-04 17:59:46 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2024-02-02 14:20:46 +0000

500 signatures reached

2024-02-01 15:35:41 +0000

100 signatures reached

2024-02-01 14:12:21 +0000

50 signatures reached

2024-02-01 13:26:37 +0000

25 signatures reached

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10 signatures reached