Introduction of car parking charges in parks consultation

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Consultation has concluded

Background

The council is considering the introduction of car parking charges to car parks in parks for the purpose of protecting these particular car parks for park users and also to help generate income that would be used to offset the costs of maintaining the borough’s parks and open spaces. As part of informing this proposal, in December 2019 the council carried out a statutory consultation (under sections 6, 30, 32, 35 and 124 and Part III for Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Act 1984) on this proposal.

Residents' feedback from the consultation indicated that they wanted more opportunity to have their say. As a result we have now reopened the consultation (under Section 19 of the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976).

The proposals are to introduce parking charges in the following parks:

  • Mill Hill Park
  • Old Courthouse Recreation Ground
  • Scratchwood Open Space
  • West Hendon Playing Fields

You can view the details of the proposed tariffs here.

The income generated from the parking charges will be used to contribute towards the upkeep and maintenance of the car parks and our parks and open spaces. This income will also help alleviate the budget gap as outlined in the council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy.


How to give us your views

Please take the time to give us your views by completing our online questionnaire.

For any further information, or to request a questionnaire in an alternative format, please email parks@barnet.gov.uk or telephone the Greenspaces Team on 020 8359 4600. Alternatively, you can write to us at: The Greenspaces Team, Highways, London Borough of Barnet, 6th Floor, 2 Bristol Avenue, London, NW9 4EW.

Please ensure you have completed your questionnaire by Sunday 10 January 2021.

All the responses will be analysed and will be considered by the Environment Committee, who will make a final decision.

Background

The council is considering the introduction of car parking charges to car parks in parks for the purpose of protecting these particular car parks for park users and also to help generate income that would be used to offset the costs of maintaining the borough’s parks and open spaces. As part of informing this proposal, in December 2019 the council carried out a statutory consultation (under sections 6, 30, 32, 35 and 124 and Part III for Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Act 1984) on this proposal.

Residents' feedback from the consultation indicated that they wanted more opportunity to have their say. As a result we have now reopened the consultation (under Section 19 of the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976).

The proposals are to introduce parking charges in the following parks:

  • Mill Hill Park
  • Old Courthouse Recreation Ground
  • Scratchwood Open Space
  • West Hendon Playing Fields

You can view the details of the proposed tariffs here.

The income generated from the parking charges will be used to contribute towards the upkeep and maintenance of the car parks and our parks and open spaces. This income will also help alleviate the budget gap as outlined in the council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy.


How to give us your views

Please take the time to give us your views by completing our online questionnaire.

For any further information, or to request a questionnaire in an alternative format, please email parks@barnet.gov.uk or telephone the Greenspaces Team on 020 8359 4600. Alternatively, you can write to us at: The Greenspaces Team, Highways, London Borough of Barnet, 6th Floor, 2 Bristol Avenue, London, NW9 4EW.

Please ensure you have completed your questionnaire by Sunday 10 January 2021.

All the responses will be analysed and will be considered by the Environment Committee, who will make a final decision.