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Data shows money made at each South Holland District Council car park

One town car park has generated more than £60,000 in the last financial year, new figures have revealed.

A Freedom of Information request submitted by this website has revealed that Victoria Street car park in Spalding is South Holland District Council’s most successful car park for earnings — followed by its site in Herring Lane.

The district council – which has recently increased its fees at its car parks apart from Holbeach – received £306,332.47 from its ten car parks and electric vehicle charging points.

Victoria Street Car Park in Spalding
Victoria Street Car Park in Spalding

Our figures show the council spent £86,883.23 on maintenance and improvement projects at the car parks ranging from resurfacing to clearing waste.

Assets and strategic planning portfolio holder Coun Henry Bingham said: “Income raised from parking allows vital maintenance and improvements to take place to the council’s car parks, work to the footways, trees and lighting within them and the installation of new simpler and quicker to use payment machines.

“Beyond this, all increases to the council’s fees and charges, and annual council tax, are added to the General Fund to provide essential services including supporting the work of the Internal Drainage Board and helping those experiencing homelessness.”

Figures released to us reveal that the Victoria Street Car Park in Spalding had generated £61,690.62 between April 1, 2023, and March 15, 2024.

Spalding's Vine Street car park
Spalding's Vine Street car park

Herring Lane is another high grossing car park having made £58,801.50 during the same time frame followed by Vine Street which made £34,987.26.

The Vista generated £23,891.91 with £20,891.94 made at the Sheep Market and £17,128.56 from Winfrey Avenue.

Broadgate car park made £16,010.80 and £4,901.99 was generated at the swimming pool car park in Spalding.

The council had come under fire after it considered removing free parking from the Boston Road car park in Holbeach but did a u-turn following the public backlash.

This car park had made the council £6,805.62 during the last financial year.

The council had made £3,745.68 from its electric charging points over the last financial year which is a rise from the £1,155.43 generated by this service in the 2022/23 financial year.

The new ticket machine in Spalding's Vine Street car park
The new ticket machine in Spalding's Vine Street car park

Works undertaken by the council on its car parks during the last financial year was also released.

A total of £7,421 was spent on resurfacing car parks in Short Street, (£3,329), Herring Lane, Victoria Street and Vine Street. And £2,830 was spent on road markings at the Castle Sports complex car parks.

The council had invested £23,949 improving its Winfrey Avenue site and £6,353 on the footpath and gravel at bus station car park.

Pruning trees and hedges around its car parks had also cost the council £3,431. Work had been undertaken at Spalding bus station, Long Sutton and Holbeach.

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