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Campaigner thanks Enfield Borough Council after disabled drivers given entire storey at Palace Gardens car park
Disabled drivers will now be given a whole floor in a multi-storey car park - after fears that spaces would be lost.
Motorists last month raised concerns that new parking tariffs and payment system at an Enfield Town multi-storey car park would see their free parking put into doubt.
Parsonage Gardens resident Alison Ainger, who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome, complained about a proposed payment system which would see customers pick up a ticket on arrival and pay on the way out.
But Enfield Borough Council has now announced that a whole floor at the Palace Gardens car park will be given to disabled drivers free of charge.
After hearing the latest news, the 53-year-old said: "Thank you Enfield council for listening to the views of the public."
Councillor Joanne Laban, who speaks for the Conservative group on parking and motoring, said: "I am glad the council has finally seen sense and decided not to implement this policy. This U-turn is a success for those who opposed the removal of free parking for blue badge holders at Palace Gardens car park."
Councillor Chris Bond, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “These measure will help all of our shoppers get into our town centres and spend their money, giving our businesses a helpful boost in the run up to Christmas.
“We’re determined to make our town centre business and shopper-friendly so it can thrive and flourish and help create jobs and opportunities for the wider community.
"These projects are part of a much wider plan to improve Enfield for everyone associated with it, and demonstrate our commitment to finding practical ways of providing real benefits to people.”
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