More details have emerged of the campaign by six local councils to persuade ELDC to reverse sections of its car parking policy.
The councils - representing Horncastle, Woodhall Spa, Coningsby, Spilsby and Alford - are opposed to a raft of controversial changes introduced by ELDC in May.
The News has seen a copy of a letter sent by the councils to ELDC.
It calls for an urgent review and warns inland towns in the district are locked in a ‘fight for survival.’
The six councils accuse ELDC of ‘a lack of consultation and a real understanding of the issues’ directly affecting towns.
The letter claims the changes have led to an increase in street parking and calls for action to be taken against Enforcement Officers because of their lack of flexibility and unapproachable manner.
It also hits out at the decision to allow staff at ELDC’s Manby headquarters to continue to park free of charge.
The letter states: “All representatives were united in the feeling that the changes made have had a detrimental effect on all their towns.
“The car parks that used to be free of charge stand virtually empty while on street parking has increased. Visitor numbers have also decreased.
“The charging for Sundays and Bank Holidays also impacts to the detriment of the towns.
“The district council supposedly bought in these changes to provide a “level playing field”, bringing inland towns and villages in line with the coastal resorts.
“There should be no comparison between these coastal resorts and the smaller communities and this should never have been used as an argument.
“If ELDC want a level playing field then the car park at Manby should be a fee paying car park.
“The council should hold up its hand and admit it made a serious error.”