Grantham Journal letter: What are the council’s real concerns over free parking?

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After reading the many letters in the Journal about MP Nick Boles’ proposed free car parking in Grantham, and in particular Brian Bruce’s letter listing the parking charges for Grantham and other local locations.

It would be interesting to know the number of council employees who get free car parking in Grantham’s car parks.

Probably South Kesteven District Council leader Linda Neal could supply the numbers of spaces taken up in Welham Street and other Grantham car parks by council workers getting free parking, a benefit of up to £40 per week.

I personally think Nick Boles’ proposal for free parking in Grantham is at the least worth a try. I just hope Linda Neal’s opposition is not based on concerns that she and her work colleagues may find it harder to find a parking space.

David Turner

Huntingtower Road