Peckham residents will be glad to know that charges are being (temporarily) lifted for specific times in Peckham's Council owned car parks in December - see details below. These revert us to the position before the extensive new charges were imposed with inadequate information and consultation earlier this year.
Nunhead & Peckham Community Council had already asked that the Council suspend the new charges until a thorough review and consultation is carried out because of the bad effects they are having. The Community Council in January will be asked to pursue this vigorously.
MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL:
There will be free car parking in all four Council owned car parks; (the Blue is free)
1.Stead Street (Walworth area)
2.Chourmert Road (Peckham)
3.Copeland Road (Peckham)
4.Cerise Road (Peckham)
The concession will commence from Saturday 12th December and will include Sunday 13th December it will also allow for free parking after 6.30pm Monday to Friday (allowing for late night shopping) and the following week will be identical Saturday 20th December including Sunday 21st December Monday to Friday free parking after 6.30pm. The following week will include Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December up to
Thursday 1st January 2009.
Please be aware that there will be charges throughout the weekdays from 8.00am up to 6.30pm.
Southwark traders get boost from free weekend parking
Published on: 09/12/2008
With small businesses feeling the bite of the credit crunch, one London borough has decided to drop car parking charges in all council-run car parks over Christmas to boost support for local traders.
The Southwark Council car parks in Stead Street (Walworth), Choumert Grove, Copeland Road and Cerise Road (all in Peckham) will be free on the following weekends - 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28 December.
Car parks will also be free every night from Friday 12 December, right up to 3 January 2009.
Councillor Jeff Hook, Executive member for Environment, said:
“This is a tough festive season for many, with residents tightening their belts and local businesses doing everything they can to get shoppers to come in and buy.
“By making council car parks free on these dates, we hope that this will be all the incentive residents need to use their local shops for Christmas presents and New Year supplies.”
“Local shops are often locally owned and run by people living in Southwark, so we have to do what we can to help them at this time.”