Barnet brings in lower parking charges

Motorists will be able to park in Barnet’s car parks more cheaply from this week, with the aim of boosting the economies of the borough’s town centres.

Following a review of parking tariffs  instituted by Cllr Dean Cohen after Brian Coleman’s controversial policy of pushing the charges up substantially, a policy which ended in his resignation, lower prices have now been introduced.

Barnet Council say the reduced pricing structure is the first in a range of new parking initiatives being brought in.

From Thursday 6 September a half-day visitor voucher for controlled parking zones (CPZs) will be introduced, while businesses will be able to buy vouchers at 5% discount, with the ability to then sell these on to customers at face value. Credit card machines will also be introduced in council’s car parks.

Councillor Dean Cohen, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “The new reduced prices in our car parks should give people a cheaper and more convenient way of parking when they come into our town centres to shop.”

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