West Hendon Set To Receive Up To 2 Hours Free Parking
April 14, 2014 Leave a comment
It has been revealed today that West Hendon is set to receive up to 2 hours of free parking under a proposal by the ruling Conservative administration. The scheme, which will be subject to consultation and planning procedures, would also see new and improved recreational facilities for the area.
Cllr Dean Cohen, Conservative Cabinet Member for Environment, said:
“I am delighted to be able to announce that we propose to convert the Ball Park in West Hendon into a public car park offering 2 hours free parking. This will increase parking capacity for the town centre and boost local trade.
The plan will also be a way of bringing the largely redundant Ball Park back into use. Although it has not been used for a long time, it is important that there is local amenity for young people. Therefore the proposals are on the proviso that, by working alongside regeneration and highways officers, we can find an alternative site for recreation in the area.
This will lead to better provision for both parking and recreation in West Hendon as both new facilities will be more usable and attractive for residents.”
The announcement follows the recent confirmation that two new short-stay bays (up to 2 hours), together providing about 20 spaces, are being introduced in the bus lane on West Hendon Broadway. The first 15 minutes in these bays are free.
Cllr Cohen continued:
“This is part of our programme of examining each area and developing local solutions to meet the needs of that particular community. I think this will be an excellent result for West Hendon and I thank officers, TfL and the local Conservative team, who have worked closely with me on these plans in order that we can try to achieve the best for the residents and businesses in the area.”
Local ward councillor Ansuya Sodha added:
“This is brilliant news for West Hendon and shows that Barnet’s Conservatives are delivering for local people. Labour totally neglected West Hendon in their budget amendment, with no funding for any free parking here. Now we have 15 minutes in the bus lane between 10am and 4pm and could be set to enjoy 2 hours free in the Ball Park. New recreation facilities would make this plan a win-win for West Hendon.”