Search

On-street parking to become free for 30 minutes everywhere in Redbridge

08:00 12 March 2014

Parking meter

Parking meter

Archant

Parking will be free for half an hour everywhere in Redbridge from the start of September.

The news has been welcomed by drivers and businesses who have long complained that parking charges drive customers away.

Redbridge Council brought the change, which was originally proposed by the Labour group, into its annual budget last week.

It follows the “30 for 30” scheme rolled out last year lowering charges to 30p for half an hour on High Streets.

Cllr Keith Prince, leader of the council, said it would help “hard-pressed residents and businesses”.

The free period only applies to on-street pay and display parking and will cost the council an estimated £411,000 in the first year.

Shaz Dar, 42, from Catwalk Pets and Aquatics, believed parking charges were putting shoppers off Barkingside High Street.

“I was considering paying for my customers’ parking to try and get them back on the streets.

“That shows how desperate things were,” she said.

“I think the difference will be phenomenal – it will be an overdue celebration.”

0 comments

Latest Ilford News Stories

Sophie Walker is hoping to change London's political landscape.  This image is copyright Fiona Hanson 2016©.

The Women’s Equality party candidate for the London Mayoral election believes the time has come for the capital’s women to make a difference.

The Clayhall group on social network Streetlife put on its first meetup for a picnic at Claybury Park. Wynne T, Laraine Tarrant

All ages from children to pensioners, and a few pets as well, enjoyed a picnic organised through the website Streetlife.

12:49
The flats at the junction of High Road and Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes. Picture: Google Street View

Concerns have been aired after plans were submitted to turn flats above a kebab shop into a 40-room hotel.

14:55
Artist Kat Hall visited pupils in Year 5 to help them make mosaics featuring saints

An artist joined children learning about “British values” to create mosaics for famous saints.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe