According the Horncastle News, town councillors heard that Tesco had agreed ‘in principle’ to make land available for a coach park at the rear of their store. Town clerk Gillian Mauger said she had written to Tesco regarding making the land available. Telling councillors she had received an “encouraging reply,” she said Tesco thought that a coach park was a good idea but wanted more time to discuss the matter.
Councillors heard it is unlikely to be any charge for coaches using the park because Tesco – not East Lindsey District Council (ELDC) – own the land.
Keith McNally, Regional Manager, CPT East Midlands & Yorkshire Regions told CBW: “A key part of my role is working with local authorities to
maintain and improve facilities for our coach members. I always encourage local councils to provide good, central facilities for coaches and if they can be provided free of charge, that’s even better.
“Coach operators who arrange tours and day excursions do of course need to offer destinations that will be attractive to their customers but will logically choose to visit places that offer good quality – and ideally free – facilities for their coaches and passengers.”