On Friday 13th April, The Stamford Mercury reported:
"Stamford Chamber of Trade & Commerce President. Tim Lee, said: "It should be noted that when they bought or rented their propertoes they did so in the knowledge that there was no unrestricted parking available in their street.
"Our local businesses are dependent on a flow of customers and we are concerned that any such future residents' scheme should not be introduced in a way that restricts the availability of current free one and two hour parking spaces."
Mr Lee said a decision on permits should not be made until the new parking powers had been in place for 18 months."