Free park is a must

Councillor Burt Keimach’s statement that free parking in Gainsborough on Tuesdays will give West Lindsey District Council a useful insight for long term parking options is a no brainer.

Market Rasen, a town in West Lindsey that has free parking all week, is represented by Coun Burt Keimach. If free parking all week works for Market Rasen, a Portas pilot town, then sure as hell it will work for Gainsborough too.

I am, like Coun Keimach, an American who has chosen to retire to this wonderful corner of God’s creation. However without sufficient economic activity West Lindsey will soon decay into a waste land. It is the duty of his council to stimulate the economy. Free car parking is just one small step in this direction.

Joseph Sponseller