A Labour initiated scrutiny Task and Finish Group investigating bringing back cash parking meters will be taking evidence from residents and traders at a public consultation and evidence meeting on Tuesday 11 February at Hendon Town Hall. The deadline for requesting to speak at the evidence meeting or to submit written evidence will be midday on the 11 February.
The Task and Finish Group will be submitting their final report on the feasibility of bringing back cash meters to Budget and Performance Scrutiny on Thursday 13 February, and then Cabinet on 2 April.
Labour councillors have already pledged to cash enable current card only meters in the Borough as part of their package of parking pledges if they win the coming local elections in May. They also asked for the cash parking meter scrutiny review to be set up to investigate the feasibility of bringing back more cash meters in addition to help boost trade in our local town centers.
The Conservative council removed all cash meters in 2011 without consulting residents or traders.
Labour's Environment Spokesperson, Cllr Alan Schneiderman said: "Labour want to see cash parking back in Barnet to boost our town centres by encouraging people to use local shops and businesses. We initiated this task and finish group so that residents and traders can have their say and would encourage them to do so."
1. Details of the Labour initiated Task and Finish Group can be found here: http://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/documents/s12341/Parking%20Policy%20TFG.pdf
2. A copy of Labour's Parking Pledges can be found here: