With the news coming out of Redbridge Council’s new parking tariff’s, Havering Local Businesses are pleased the neighbouring council have taken the evasive stance in forward thinking in supporting local businesses and residents in their borough by extending free parking across the borough.
Council leader Councillor Jas Athwal, said’ We are committed to supporting residents and local businesses and by doubling the free parking allowance on Redbridge high streets to an hour – it will make it much easier for people to visit our local shops and help businesses grow.
‘This will be a real boost for our high streets and help revitalise the local economy whilst making sure there is still a good level of turnover in parking bays – giving as many people as possible the opportunity to use parking spaces to pop to the shops.’
Cabinet member for Civic Pride, Councillor John Howard, also welcomed the cashless scheme and praised its practicality.
He said ‘Redbridge residents and those visiting the borough are already able to park with ease and flexibility through the RingGo scheme.
‘Now we’re making it even more convenient by adding the option of contactless card payments.
‘Motorists don’t have to worry about having the correct amount of change and instead can use various methods, from credit or debit card to the app and online, to quickly pay for their parking.
‘Contactless is a great update that will really benefit the thousands of motorists who use our car parks week in, week out.‘
The rollout of the new machines across Redbridge will be available by the end of September, around the same time Havering Local Businesses Support Our Shops protest at Havering Town Hall on Wednesday 25th September from 7pm
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