Borehamwood Shopping Park restrictions changed back to three hours

Borehamwood Times: Borehamwood Shopping Park restrictions changed back to three hours Borehamwood Shopping Park restrictions changed back to three hours

Borehamwood Shopping Park is set to revert back to three hours of free parking after a huge uproar.

Motorists vowed to boycott the Theobold Street retail area after managing agents Jones Lang LaSalle imposed a two hour limit on its car park.

Debenhams, due to open in the park alongside Next, Boots, Outfit, and New Look, yesterday ordered JLL to explain their reasoning behind the decision.

In a statement to the Borehamwood Times, the company said: “We welcome shoppers to the park and are pleased to be able to offer free parking. However, we trialled a reduction from three to two hours due to concerns that customers of the retail park have been unable to use the car park because many people have been parking to visit other local amenities.

“We have reviewed the situation and given the importance of the shopping park to the local retail environment and following contact from the local community who were unhappy with the reduction, we have decided to reinstate the 3 hours free parking with immediate effect.

"Car park management company Parking Eye will be changing the signage in due course.”

More to follow.

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1:12pm Fri 25 Apr 14

TFEB says...

I wonder how many people will be "fined" for staying between two and three hours until the signs are changed and will those already penalised be refunded?
I wonder how many people will be "fined" for staying between two and three hours until the signs are changed and will those already penalised be refunded? TFEB
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1:30pm Fri 25 Apr 14

david Burcombe says...

common sense rules Power to the people in a democratic society. We thank the over 700 people who signed The EBRA petition on line We also thank Anna Slater and peter Beal for their report and photograph
common sense rules Power to the people in a democratic society. We thank the over 700 people who signed The EBRA petition on line We also thank Anna Slater and peter Beal for their report and photograph david Burcombe
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1:32pm Fri 25 Apr 14

kelvin says...

Common sense at last, this should NOT of happened in the first place.
Common sense at last, this should NOT of happened in the first place. kelvin
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5:56pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Suzy-Sue says...

There won't be any fines for those staying over the 2 hours - they will only have been written to, to advise them that they will be fined should they do it again once the trial had finished - however that was 'yesterday'..... and 'today' its irrelevant. So Parking Eye won't have made any money from anyone....
There won't be any fines for those staying over the 2 hours - they will only have been written to, to advise them that they will be fined should they do it again once the trial had finished - however that was 'yesterday'..... and 'today' its irrelevant. So Parking Eye won't have made any money from anyone.... Suzy-Sue
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12:53am Mon 28 Apr 14

studio70. says...

This is a great victory however I would like to make the following points:

I am sure that many of the people who use this carpark could actually walk to the shops.
It is a shame that the same level of outrage is not evident in other matters of local importance- when we are being stripped of services and local assests on a monthly basis and yet try to stop us shopping and there is a well organised outcry.
Can we harness this energy in other local matters?

Just a couple of thoughts............
.........
This is a great victory however I would like to make the following points: I am sure that many of the people who use this carpark could actually walk to the shops. It is a shame that the same level of outrage is not evident in other matters of local importance- when we are being stripped of services and local assests on a monthly basis and yet try to stop us shopping and there is a well organised outcry. Can we harness this energy in other local matters? Just a couple of thoughts............ ......... studio70.
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