Barnet trials parking ideas

A series of new parking initiatives aimed at boosting local trade are to be trialled in Edgware town centre.

As part of the council’s on-going review of town centre parking, the council is to trial a number of measures in Edgware town centre including reduced charges.

The trial will run for a minimum of six months, at the end of which time the council will decide whether they should be made permanent.

The changes will include a 35% reduction in charges for on-street, short stay pay by phone parking bays in Edgwarebury Lane, Hale Lane, High Street (Edgware Road), Manor Park Crescent, Penhurst Gardens, Station Road and The Drive; and the introduction of a new 15 minute tariff on existing short stay pay by phone bays.

Councillor Dean Cohen, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “I’m pleased to say we are due to trial a new structure of parking charges for parts of Edgware town centre which include reduced charges.

“This is intended to provide a welcome boost to the area and encourage residents to make the most of what their high street has to offer.”

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