Once again for 2018 there will be no automatic issue of Outer Business Access Passes, the process will be managed by the City of Lincoln Council.
The City Council are working to minimise the volume of traffic in the uphill area over the market weekend, so Outer Business Access Passes will not be routinely distributed to business premises. Businesses affected by traffic restrictions in the market area are however entitled to apply for a numbered Outer Business Access Pass for genuine servicing needs.
Businesses within the inner area, received a letter in October detailing the change to access. These changes mean that within the inner area of the Christmas Market there will no longer be any vehicle movements during the following times- Thursday 6th December 11:30am to 10:00pm Friday 7th December & Saturday 8th December 09:30am to 10:00pm Sunday 9th December 09:30am to 10:00pm. As per the October letter, vehicular access during these times is prohibited in the best interests of public safety, however will be accessible outside of the above times.
This will only allow you access to the outer area. Businesses within the inner area are advised to schedule deliveries before the road closure times stated above.
If you do need business access pass please go to the visitor information centre in castle square with proof of business.
In order to issue you with passes we will need to know:
The registration details of the vehicle (if you do not have this we may still be able to issue you with a pass but please put n/a on the form)
Where it is to be parked when it stays within the outer market cordon
A contact telephone number e.g. mobile number, where you and the vehicle’s driver can be contacted throughout the weekend in case verification is required
A correspondence address so we can issue passes to you.
It may be necessary for us to ask for some evidence of trading within the market cordon before a pass is issued to you.
Where there are security checkpoints at the key entry points into the outer market cordon you will be expected to produce this Pass to gain entry. The pass will be required to be displayed at all times whilst the vehicle is in the outer market cordon.
Texting messaging Service
The City of Lincoln Council also provides a text message services during the Christmas Market. These message give updates in the form of text message alerts during the event so that you can keep up-to-date. If you would like adding to this service you can also sign up via the outer business pass form via the link above. If you do not need an Outer Business Access Pass but would still like to sign up to the text messaging service then please email us your mobile number along with your business name so that we can add you to this.