Information about my work as a Labour Councillor for East Finchley in the London Borough of Barnet

Monday, 29 October 2012

Town Centres need Christmas parking boost

We have called for a couple of measures to improve trading conditions for traders in the run up to Christmas.

We are calling for parking to be free after 3pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. This comes after our parking pledges campaign have forced some changes to the way the system is operated, such as the introduction of scratchcards. We don't believe that's enough however, hence our lattest calls.

At the last Budget and Performance meeting, the Council endorsed an idea most Conservatives cherish- that lowering the price of parking will increase the demand. Barnets high streets need the boost in the all important run up to Christmas, which can make or break businesses.