Council listens to concerns over parking in Watford Road, Croxley Green

Press ReleaseUpdated: 25 May 2023Transport and streets

Residents and businesses will have a chance to have their say on local parking in and around the Watford Road retail centre of Croxley Green as Three Rivers District Council responds to local concerns.

A new public consultation has been launched by the council detailing proposals to introduce short stay on street Pay and Display parking on Watford Road near local businesses and surrounding roads. Under the proposals parking will be free for the first hour and £1 for the second, inline with other areas of the district.

Pay and Display parking is being introduced to increase opportunities to park for longer and maintain a good turnover of spaces.

The council has moved to introduce the new parking scheme as a direct response to a petition received from local businesses requesting increased flexibility and longer-term parking around Watford Road businesses.

District council officers have since been reviewing short stay parking opportunities in the locality.

In recognition of the local parking issues affecting the local area, Greene King has confirmed that drivers will be able to park for up to 30 minutes in its Red House pub car park for free.

This short-term parking provision in the pub’s car park is provided in addition to the availability of other on and off-street parking in the area. This includes parking on New Road, Watford Road, Hazelwood Road and adjacent roads (outside the Controlled Parking Zone hours of 12-1pm) and the current one hour free parking on part of Frankland Road. Longer term parking is provided in the Community Way car park and the Croxley Station car park.

Cllr Paul Rainbow, Lead Member for Transport, said: “These proposed changed and the consultation shows that we are listening to local people and acting quickly to meet their concerns. It is vital that local businesses and residents have their say on any proposals to change parking arrangements. These proposals come in response to a very clear call from local people and we hope they will both make parking easier help keep the all-important churn in available parking spaces so that customers can get in and out when they need to. Have your say today.”

The consultation will be open from 19 May and run until 12 June.

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