Charges reduction to boost trade in run up to Christmas

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Pay and Display: 30p for 30 minutes parking across Redbridge Pay and Display: 30p for 30 minutes parking across Redbridge

A cheaper parking initiative has been launched in an attempt to boost trade before Christmas.

As of Tuesday, a 30p charge will provide 30 minutes parking in pay and display areas, rather than the previous 15 minutes

The proposal is part of a new ‘fair parking’ review by Redbridge Council's cabinet member for highways, Shoaib Patel, aimed at making short-term parking more attractive.

The 20 minute pay-and-display tariff in Ilford Town Centre of 80p has now been reduced to 30p.

Cllr Patel said: "I'm pleased to say the cheaper parking initiative is live across Redbridge.  

"I promised to get this done by December 2 and we have delivered on that promise.

"Hopefully residents will welcome the news and enjoy the cheaper parking. I also hope local businesses will benefit from this initiative and enjoy the extra footfall and passing trade."

Instructions have been put on the parking metres about the new parking costs.

The trial scheme is expected to run into the new year.

A Highways meeting in February will determine if the scheme will continue.  

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7:59am Wed 4 Dec 13

MorrisHickey says...

It is an officer proposal presented by Councillor Patel and agreed by the whole cabinet. He cannot legally do it alone.
It is an officer proposal presented by Councillor Patel and agreed by the whole cabinet. He cannot legally do it alone. MorrisHickey

11:09am Wed 4 Dec 13

ianbond says...

Yes of course, Morris, in terms of the wider political process - but technically you are wrong as, under the new governance arrangements, decisions can be made by individual cabinet members following discussion at a service committee. In this particular case the decision to proceed with the revised charges was made individually by Cllr Patel.
Yes of course, Morris, in terms of the wider political process - but technically you are wrong as, under the new governance arrangements, decisions can be made by individual cabinet members following discussion at a service committee. In this particular case the decision to proceed with the revised charges was made individually by Cllr Patel. ianbond

4:49pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Big deal.
Big deal. Billy Yerache

5:09pm Wed 4 Dec 13

MorrisHickey says...

ianbond wrote:
Yes of course, Morris, in terms of the wider political process - but technically you are wrong as, under the new governance arrangements, decisions can be made by individual cabinet members following discussion at a service committee. In this particular case the decision to proceed with the revised charges was made individually by Cllr Patel.
Of course - how silly of little old me to suppose otherwise. So it's Councillor Patel's election bribe, and not Councillor Prince's then.
[quote][p][bold]ianbond[/bold] wrote: Yes of course, Morris, in terms of the wider political process - but technically you are wrong as, under the new governance arrangements, decisions can be made by individual cabinet members following discussion at a service committee. In this particular case the decision to proceed with the revised charges was made individually by Cllr Patel.[/p][/quote]Of course - how silly of little old me to suppose otherwise. So it's Councillor Patel's election bribe, and not Councillor Prince's then. MorrisHickey

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