MP Bob Blackman welcomes free parking scheme announcement

MP welcomes free parking scheme announcement

MP welcomes free parking scheme announcement

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An MP has welcomed a council pledge to introduce 20 minutes free parking on shopping streets around the borough.

The comments come after the Conservative administration of Harrow Borough Council announced in its budget it would introduce a 20-minutes free parking scheme.

People will be able to park for free across the whole borough after an upgrade of all parking machines over the next three to four months.

Responding to the news MP Bob Blackman said: “This is excellent news for local shopkeepers and shoppers all across Harrow.

“Congratulations must go to the new administration at Harrow Council for bringing this option forward in a careful and considered manner, ensuring a newly secure and usable system that will prevent abuses and doing so in a manner which is affordable.”

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6:58pm Fri 7 Feb 14

pravinshah1 says...

I love people with their political blinkers. They have forgotten that the free parking idea was of The Labour Party and that The Tories under the leadership of Susan Hall (after garbing it from the Independent Labour Group) made a arrogant decision to stop the scheme, Now the same Susan Hall is promising free parking for 20 minutes but only for a year and not as Labour has intended this was for longer period,

Then again the free parking promised is only on the main roads and not on side streets or secondary roads. There will be no free 20 minutes parking and the cost of parking is going up.

We must thank the Independent Labour Group for selling the community to the Tories. The Labour Group is no different as there is love hate relationship between all political parties.
I love people with their political blinkers. They have forgotten that the free parking idea was of The Labour Party and that The Tories under the leadership of Susan Hall (after garbing it from the Independent Labour Group) made a arrogant decision to stop the scheme, Now the same Susan Hall is promising free parking for 20 minutes but only for a year and not as Labour has intended this was for longer period, Then again the free parking promised is only on the main roads and not on side streets or secondary roads. There will be no free 20 minutes parking and the cost of parking is going up. We must thank the Independent Labour Group for selling the community to the Tories. The Labour Group is no different as there is love hate relationship between all political parties. pravinshah1
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3:50pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Davidx says...

Oh dear. Labour had 3 and half yrs of power to implement the idea but were too incompetent to do it. Independent Labour' Thaya Idaikkadar pioneered the idea and implemented it. Arrogant Tories cancelled it after their secret deal qith Labour Party at first. Now forced to do a UTurn because of pressure. Good news for residents overall.
Oh dear. Labour had 3 and half yrs of power to implement the idea but were too incompetent to do it. Independent Labour' Thaya Idaikkadar pioneered the idea and implemented it. Arrogant Tories cancelled it after their secret deal qith Labour Party at first. Now forced to do a UTurn because of pressure. Good news for residents overall. Davidx
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