Havering’s Leader of the Council has just announced that all council car parks across Havering will have free parking at weekends from November the 30th to January 5th 2020.
Councillor Damian White has just spoken exclusively to the Havering Daily:
‘I am pleased to announce that following an extra grant, a ‘Boris Bounce’, we are pleased to be able to say that council car parks will be free at weekends from November 30th to January 5th.
‘We have been reviewing our car parking charges as we are determined to support our high streets and if we do get extra funding as it looks likely we will, then we can work with businesses and see how best to support them.
‘We have been engaging with local businesses and asking them how best to help them, some want the free thirty minutes returned where as others prefer to have lower charges so that customers can stay in their shops for a longer period of time.
‘We are hoping to benefit from another Boris bounce funding and I have recently met with the Secretary of State Robert Jenrick where I spoke to him about the local challenges we face such as our car parking charges. He listened carefully and we hope now that more funding can be given’.