Temporary street space fund
London Borough of Barnet’s Temporary Town Centre Street Space fund has been set up to help businesses make the most of the outdoor space in front of their premises, to trade from and help customers follow social distancing rules.
The Temporary Street Space fund has re-opened for applications to be made by businesses to be put on a reserve list for any re-allocated parklets.
Businesses, venues and community groups can express an interest to receive business support. Please read the prospectus attached for further information.
Support for businesses
The first round of the Temporary Street Space fund has supported 25 businesses to expand into outdoor street space for trading purposes.
By utilising wide pavements in front of properties and car parking spaces, traders have been able to create temporary outdoor seating areas for customers.
Example of an outdoor seating area:
The fund provided the following support to town centre businesses, venues and community groups:
- access to a fast-track street trading license for 3 months and in some cases free of charge
- getting the relevant permissions to allow to make changes to the street space in front of their premises
- designing, funding and installing temporary planted furniture to create a safe, attractive enclosed area.
Express your interest
The Temporary Street Space fund has re-open to new applications in 2021. Please note, the reopening of this fund is related to the re-allocation of existing units. So allocation of temporary streetspace can only be made as and when existing parklet units become available.
To express an interest in a second round, email Temporary Street Space fund with your business name and business address.
The impact of the Temporary Town Centre Street Space fund is continually being assessed. If the programme is deemed successful, the Council will consider expanding the fund to support more businesses.
Temporary street trading license
Businesses and organisations who wish to expand into outdoor street space for trading purposes can still apply for a fast-track 3 month temporary street trading license