London Borough of Barnet

Just over a week left for businesses to respond to North Finchley parking review

Published Tuesday 31 July 2012

Businesses in North Finchley have just over a week left to take part in a parking review for the area.

Earlier this month businesses in North Finchley received a questionnaire asking for their views, opinions and ideas on current on and off-street parking provision, restrictions and charges.

The review is intended to find out what changes could be made to better serve local businesses, visitors and residents.

Those businesses which have received a questionnaire, but which are yet to respond, now have until 10 August to participate in the review.

The extension of the closing date from 27 July will allow as many people as possible to take part in the review.

A specially designed questionnaire allows owners to provide information on their specific business, customers’ and clients’ parking needs, as well as an opportunity to highlight any particular issues which affect them on a regular basis.

Funding for the review has been received from the Mayor of London as part of his Outer London Fund.

From September the council will also begin carrying out similar reviews of a number of other town centres and shopping parades where paid for parking is in use.

Councillor Dean Cohen, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “The review for North Finchley is an important way for us to make sure we find a sensible balance between allowing a steady turn-over of parking spaces against the need to allow visitors sufficient time to use the high-streets.

“That is why we are keen to hear from as many local businesses as possible over the next week.

“Later this year we will also be launching a number of other reviews of town centres and shopping parades, we have taken the decision not to launch these until September to make sure that the maximum number of people have a chance to voice their views after the summer period.”

Copies of the questionnaire can be requested by calling 020 8359 7545 or by emailing

Contact press officer: Nick Griffin