Grantham MP Nick Boles was in town today (Saturday) to promote his on-line petition to bring free car parking into town.
Mr Boles handed out leaflets to local businesses to encourage them and their customers to support his campaign for two hours of free parking in the town’s car parks. The launch of the campaign coincided with Small Business Saturday, which aims to encourage people to support their local independent businesses.
Mr Boles says free car parking in the town will “save our town centre and restore its heart”. He also said: “To celebrate Small Business Saturday I am launching a Free Parking campaign. I am calling on our local council SKDC to install exit barriers on all its car parks and introduce two hours free parking on a permanent basis.”
Earlier this week, the leader of the council, Coun Linda Neal, attacked Mr Boles’ proposals, saying they were totally at odds with council policy which was designed to encourage people “to linger longer”.