Video: Businessman’s petition against Louth parking changes tops 2,000 names

The proposed changes to Louth’s parking laws have provoked a groundswell of protest, with over 2,000 residents signing a petition against the plans.

East Lindsey District Council are due to decide on Wednesday whether to ‘balance’ charges across the district from April, including charging for the now free Cattle Market car park, charging for Sunday parking and increasing short and long stay charges.

Over 2,000 people have signed a petition against the changes, started by businessman Gary Denniss, owner of M&G Designs in Eastgate.

Gary believes businesses like his will lose out on vital footfall if the changes are brought in.

ELDC’s environmental portfolio holder, Coun Tony Bridges, explained: “Car parking in East Lindsey is a mismatch at the moment with some real inconsistencies and that isn’t acceptable.”

The petition is available to be signed in the shop at 14 Eastgate, Louth.