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MP Lynne Featherstone backs petition calling for 30 minutes free parking
The MP for Wood Green and Hornsey has backed a new petition calling for 30 minutes' free parking in the borough’s shopping streets.
Liberal Democrat councillors launched the petition last week calling for Haringey Borough Council to change its parking policy.
Now the party's MP Lynne Featherstone has given her support to the petition for 30 minutes' free parking to encourage people to shop in Haringey’s high streets.
She said: “In my constituency, the high streets in places like Muswell Hill and Crouch End are packed with independent retailers. It sets us apart from other places which are full of bland chain stores.
She added: “I urge anyone who wants to support independent shops and would like to enjoy 30 minutes' free parking to sign our petition.”
Lib Dem councillor Jim Jenks said: "Haringey retailers need our support. But the council has, as usual, a ‘one size fits all’ approach with high parking charges throughout the borough.
“We need local parking solutions that help get more people into our shops.
“We need as many people as possible to support our campaign, so we’re encouraging our supporters and residents to sign our petition and let their friends and families know about it, too.”
Those wishing to sign the petition should search online via Facebook and searching Haringey Parking.