Parking will be free of charge for shoppers from Monday in all Boston Borough Council owned car parks. This does not include Pump Square, Market Place, South Square, Station Approach and Wide Bargate.

The announcement, from Deputy Leader Cllr Nigel Welton, comes in the wake of last night’s vote to form a strategic alliance with East Lindsey District Council.

“We are delivering on our promise to temporary remove parking charges if the alliance was voted through,” Cllr Welton said.

“This move will support the economy and the town centre as we begin to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and move back to business as usual.

“Council car parks will be free of charge until further notice.”

Cllr Chelcei Sharman, portfolio holder for town centre services, welcomed the decision with delight.

“We have moved quickly in fulfilling our promise to make the car parking free, and I am delighted that we can support our local economy in this way.

“We hope this will encourage everybody, give businesses the much needed support our beautiful town needs and help in boosting our local businesses back to economic success. We look forward to seeing the heart of Boston recover from this pandemic and we thank everyone for their cooperation during these times.”