Market Square parking is now two-hour
A long-awaited scheme to bring in a two-hour daytime parking restriction in the Market Square is now in place.
White lines were painted on Thursday (October 8, 2015), marking the final countdown before the scheme began.
The idea of the change is to free up more parking for shoppers. There is no charge to park in the Market Square.
Residents who want to leave their vehicles in the Square overnight will still be able to do so – though people are asked to consider the market stalls on Saturday mornings.
Market traders have pulled out from running the stalls on Wednesdays for the time being, Caistor Town Council heard on Thursday night.
The two-hour limit applies between 8am-6pm, meaning residents will still be able to park overnight from 4pm through to 10am the next day.
Free daytime parking without time limit is still available at the former council depot in Mill Lane, and in the Lincolnshire County Council-owned car park behind the Multi-Use Centre.
Grammar School pupils will be able to use a free parking area at the North Kelsey Road entrance to the sports ground.
The scheme took longer than expected to be implemented because of issues of ownership of the Market Square. It was sought because some drivers were allegedly leaving their vehicles parked in the square all day on a regular basis.
A disabled parking bay has also been painted outside the Arts and Heritage Centre in Plough Hill.