Car owners who received parking tickets during this year's Lincoln Christmas Market are being invited to appeal them. Parking enforcement officers handed out 389 tickets over the four days of the Christmas Market.
But following a consultation between Lincolnshire County Council, who hired the officers, and the City of Lincoln Council, who were in charge of road closures and resident permits, a decision has been made to look at all the tickets handed out in this area to residents .
The two councils are now working with the parking contractor to find out why tickets were given out to people who were parked legitimately. To appeal a parking ticket go to www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/parkingenforcement and click on Pay or challenge your PCN online at the bottom of the page,
More than 350,000 people are expected to pack into the streets of Lincoln over the next four days as the annual Christmas Market gets underway.
The 280 stalls at the market are expected to help bring in millions of pounds to the local economy. This year a controversial one way system for pedestrians has also been introduced to help ease the congestion seen last year. Kate Hemingway reports.
A decision on whether to increase fees for stallholders at this year's Lincoln Christmas Market has been delayed until next week. The proposals include doubling some surcharges, and increasing rents for traders in some of the busiest shopping areas to reduce the council's subsidy of the event.
The executive of the City of Lincoln discussed the recommendations on Monday evening but decided a final decision should be made by the full council. The matter will now go forward to a meeting of the full council on the evening of Tuesday 26 June.
The author of a report recommending that prices should go up for traders at this year's Christmas market in Lincoln says it is right that stalls which cost the council more should pay more to avoid council tax payers having to subsidise the event.
The city council will meet to consider whether to approve Kate Ellis' suggestion that food stalls which cost more because of extra waste and inspections should pay more for their pitch.