Barnet trial new parking deal in North Finchley

Barnet Council is to trial new parking prices and other changes to parking in North Finchley Town Centre over the next few months following consultation with local traders.

The changes follow the first of the council’s town centre and shopping parade parking reviews.

Councillor Dean Cohen, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We hope that (these plans) will see a growth in trade in the area.

“Barnet has many more town centres and shopping parades than most other London boroughs and each has its own character and challenges. I don’t think a “one-size fits all” pricing policy necessarily works so I will be watching the results of the trial closely. I am obviously hoping that these changes will increase turnover of for both shops and car parking in the area.

“With significantly lower parking prices, extra parking bays and 15 minutes free parking at a number of locations, I hope residents will make the most of their local high-street and take advantage of the wide variety of shops on offer in the run-up to Christmas and beyond.”

In addition to the parking review changes, six on-street credit and debit card payment machines will be installed in the New Year.

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