King’s Lynn parking revenue ‘up 10 per cent’, councillor reveals

South Lynn Community Centre opens in the old St Michael's School, South Lynn. Councillors Nick Daubney (left) and David Pope opened the new centre. ENGANL00120110310173848
South Lynn Community Centre opens in the old St Michael's School, South Lynn. Councillors Nick Daubney (left) and David Pope opened the new centre. ENGANL00120110310173848
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Parking revenue in Lynn has increased by 10 per cent during the first quarter of the financial year, despite a drop in town centre footfall.

The figures were contained in cabinet member David Pope’s report to Thursday’s West Norfolk Council meeting.

And he told members that the council had collected more than £100,000 extra in parking charges during the first three months of the financial year.

He described the extra income as “very good news.”

Mr Pope’s report said that over the same period, between April and June, overall footfall in the town centre had fallen by three per cent.

But he added: “This reflects a slight reduction in bus journeys. It will be interesting to see if this is sustained now the bus station work is complete.”