Liberal Democrats in Islington and Haringey have welcomed news that there will be additional pay and display customer parking spaces for shops on the busy Stroud Green Road, N4. The news comes after Lib Dems secured funding earlier this year for the spaces.

Since winning the Stroud Green by-election last year, Lib Dem councillor Laura Edge has been working closely with local residents, along with Lynne Featherstone MP and Islington Lib Dem Cllr Laura Willoughby to ensure that improvements to the busy road include features that will benefit local traders.

After months of careful consultation, plans have been drawn up by council officers from both boroughs which address the issues raised by local traders including short-term parking for customers, better loading provisions for businesses, and parking for businesses.

Two options have been produced that provide short-term pay and display parking on the road and allow loading during off-peak times of the day.

The first option provides parking on both sides of the road while the second option provides more parking spaces but only on Islington’s side of the boundary.

It is hoped that whichever option is preferred will be implemented before the end of the year.

Cllr Edge and Lynne Featherstone MP are pleased with that progress is being made to improvements to the road that on completion should result in better traffic flow and more customers to the local shops.

Cllr Edge (Stroud Green) comments: “During my successful election campaigning a year ago, I met many of the traders in Stroud Green and assured them that I would work closely with Cllr Willoughby in Islington Council to improve this road and customer access and we are finally getting there.”

Lynne Featherstone MP added: “It is good news for all of the community that local residents will be able to access their local shops more easily on this road with these improvements.”