Hounslow look at free parking

Proposals to introduce a six-month trial offering 30 minutes’ free on-street parking in Hounslow West and Brentford Town Centre are being discussed by Hounslow Council.

The aim of the scheme is to support local shopping parades. Cllr Ed Mayne, Hounslow’s cabinet member for community safety and regulatory services, said: “Offering 30 minutes’ free parking has benefits for both customers and traders, and restricting it to just half an hour before having to pay for a ticket also makes sure that these local parades, which are close to transport links, don’t become ‘commuter car parks’.”

“We’re proposing to run this as a six-month trial before bringing another report to cabinet to review how the scheme has worked.”

The ‘Stop and Shop’ initiative is already operating at four locations in Isleworth and Heston. If the proposal for Hounslow West and Brentford is agreed, it will be implemented from next spring.

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