Increase in parking charges is only the first since 2011

For the first time in six years, Hounslow Council will be increasing parking charges in the borough.

Published: Wednesday, 15th February 2017

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For the first time in six years, Hounslow Council will be increasing parking charges in the borough.

All charges have been kept at the lowest possible and the changes will come into effect from Monday 20 February.

The on-street charge will be £1.20 per half an hour.

In council car parks, a new £1 charge for half an hour stay has been introduced and then from: 

  • £1.80 [1 hour]
  • £3.80 [2 hours]
  • £6 [3 hours]
  • £8.40 [4 hours]
  • £11.40 [5 hours]
  • £14.40 [over 5 hours]

Free parking for 30 minutes will continue to be available at Bethany Way car park, Albany Parade car park, Brentford High Street and Wisdom Court car park, and this has been added at Bridge House car park in Feltham and Chiswick Town Hall car park. Any time over the free 30 minute parking will cost £1.80 in these venues.

Councillor Sue Sampson, Cabinet Member for Community Protection, Hounslow Council, said: “We don’t like making increases on any charges.

“In an ideal world, we would rather they stay the same. We know the importance of our residents shopping locally and the fantastic effect that has on our local businesses and that residents also have to visit local services such as doctor’s surgeries and pharmacies, which means finding somewhere to park.

“But with the cuts to local council budgets getting more severe every year, it is simply not possible to keep charges as they are.  We have avoided this increase for six years and all we can do is make the increases as minimal as possible.”