Parking moaners are making a huge fuss over nothing

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The new parking measures in Morrison’s car park have caused an outcry in Grantham lately, but I am interested to know why people don’t just avoid the risk of fines and just park upstairs instead?

At £1.30 for two hours and £1.80 for three hours parking, it’s hardly going to break the bank.

As for the gentleman who commented in the Journal last week that ‘new parking limit will hurt disabled the most’, did you know that blue badge holders can park upstairs in the Morrison’s centre for free? There’s also a lift which makes accessibility to the shopping centre easy.

After seeing the sign when parking upstairs on Saturday I really had to ask myself what the fuss is all about.

If you really don’t want to pay for your parking, why not just avoid peak times?

Do your shopping later in the afternoon or first thing in the morning and you shouldn’t struggle to find a parking space.

Do you really have to do your shopping at lunch time on a Saturday when you know town is going to be heaving?

Failing that, Grantham does have a local bus service. I understand people like the freedom and independence of using their own car but if parking is really that much of a hassle then the bus is always an option.

Slightly more expensive than parking upstairs in Morrison’s car park but at least you don’t have to worry about parking or getting a fine because you’ve stayed too long.

I’d personally rather pay the £1.30 for my two hours parking, not struggle to find a parking space, get on with my shopping and then go home.

But that’s just me, and I know everyone’s different. Anyway, wasn’t the limit two hours BEFOREE ParkingEye took over?

What are your views on parking in Grantham? Do you think people are making a fuss about nothing, or would you like to see cheaper parking with longer stay times?

by Alison Robson