A shoppers car park – free for the first hour – opens in Brentford, amid hopes of boosting trade for local businesses.
The car park, on Brentford High Street, is the result of several years campaigning by the Brentford High Street Steering Group, whose leader Cllr Andrew Dakers, secured cross-party support for a temporary car park in 2007. Since then, the low-cost and well located car park has received much positive feedback from local businesses and local shoppers. The car park was first suggested in the early 1990s by the Brentford Regeneration Partnership.
Cllr Dakers said: It is really important that the Council provides support to small businesses that will at least ameliorate the some of the impacts of the economic downturn. I hope that this will be the start of a series of actions taken by the Council to help small retail businesses in Brentford and across the borough during the recession.