Park and ride for just 50p this Sunday at Louth Food Festival

Last year's Louth Food Festival. Mary Davenport of Cote Hill Chesse with Maggie and Alan Curtis. Photo: Ian Holmes.
Last year's Louth Food Festival. Mary Davenport of Cote Hill Chesse with Maggie and Alan Curtis. Photo: Ian Holmes.
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Park and ride is coming to Louth this weekend, the first time this century!

Louth Town Partnership has set up a park and ride system for this Sunday’s Louth Food Festival in a bid to alleviate gridlock in the town centre.

Sunday sees the culmination of the three week long Zero Degrees Festival with a giant food fair snaking down the main streets of Louth.

There will be 90 plus stalls to enjoy serving up the best of Lincolnshire fare along with cookery demonstrations and entertainment.

People coming into town will be directed to the Louth Fairfield Industrial Estate, to the north of the town off the A16, where they will be able to park their cars safely and at no charge and then ride into town for just 50p each way. Just follow the signs and the rest is simple!

Partnership chairman Jerry Gale is keen that as many people as possible use the system, which will then be used for the popular Victorian Fayre in October and the Christmas Market in December.

He said: “It is cheap and easy to use and we hope it will prove popular with our thousands of visitors.”

The town partnership were unable to secure free car parking in the town centre on the day, and the new Sunday parking charges meant people faced paying to park for the day.

They did however secure a special concession that motorists parking at the Cattle Market will not be charged for on the day.

The Food Festival opens at 10am and runs through to 4pm.