'Low-usage' car park facilities could be sold off
THREE council-owned car parks in Grimsby could be sold off because not enough drivers are parking in them.
The car parks at Orwell Street West, Burgess Street and Heritage Square, in Grimsby, are all deemed as "low usage" as they sell fewer than 4,000 tickets per year.
When the Grimsby Telegraph paid a visit on Friday afternoon, just one vehicle was parked in the Orwell Street West car park, even though it is located close to shops and businesses in Cleethorpe Road.
David Stafford, manager at Stevensons furniture shop, said: "It's empty all the time. No one uses it because they have to pay.
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"If they had free parking I'm sure it would help trade. We talked about renting some of it from the council a while ago but they weren't interested."
Terry Bartlett, owner of FWC GB Interiors, said: "It's empty all the time, and on a night you get boy racers driving up and down it.
"It must cost them money to empty the machine, but there's nothing in it. I can't believe that any private company is going to buy it when they look at how many cars are in it."