A Strong Voice for Croydon Central - Gavin Barwell MP
Help me
Contact me

Council cuts parking charges in South Croydon
07/11/2013 12:21:00


In a bid to boost existing businesses and encourage start-ups in the area, Conservative-controlled Croydon Council is introducing 30 minutes free parking in on-street pay-and-display bays in South End and the section of Selsdon Road between South End and Bartlett Street and slashing prices in Spices Yard car park. This is great news for local businesses and their customers.

The free parking on South End and Selsdon Road will be introduced from Saturday 30 December. Note that in order to prevent abuse motorists will still need to obtain a ticket even if they are only staying for say 15 minutes.

The new tariffs in Spices Yard car park will be introduced from Monday 2 December. There will be a one-hour evening charge of only £1 and a 50 per cent cut of the daytime one-two hour rate from £3 to £1.50. The 6pm to 6am Thursday to Saturday rate will drop from £3.80 to £2.50; the Sunday to Wednesday overnight rate will drop from £2.70 to £2.50.

These reductions will give a huge boost to those trading in and around the South End Restaurant Quarter. I am delighted that the Council has listened to lobbying by me, local councillors from Croham, Fairfield and Waddon wards, local residents and businesses.

When Labour ran the Council there was no free on-street car parking. The current Conservative administration introduced it in certain district centres eg Lower Addiscombe Road and Portland Road and it’s great to see it now being extended to South Croydon. Despite the financial pressures it faces, this Council is doing all it can to help our district centres.

Comment on this blog



 More Blog Posts
Thank you
  Read Story
My concession speech after the 2017 General Election
  Read Story
Today is polling day - and why I hope you'll support me at the polls
  Read Story
Five reasons to vote Conservative
  Read Story
Howler at the hustings
  Read Story
Campaigning suspended
  Read Story
Funding care for the elderly while making sure people who have worked hard can pass something on to their kids or grandchildren
  Read Story
Opposing Labour's plans for intensification zones in Shirley and Forestdale and to build on the Green Belt/Metropolitan Open Land
  Read Story
Labour’s misleading leaflet on school funding
  Read Story
Fox hunting
  Read Story

Full list of blog posts here

Gavin Barwell, 133 Wickham Road, CR0 8TE, Tel  020 8663 8741      © Gavin Barwell  2019       Promoted by Ian Parker on behalf of Gavin Barwell, both at 36 Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2LG