By Maximilian Clarke

Westminster City Council has welcomed Q-Park’s decision to make safe and secure parking available to evening visitors and workers in the West End for only £2 per hour from 6.30pm to 7am and all night between these hours for just £8 all night which works out at 64p per hour.

There are currently 1000 spaces in the West End available in Q-Park’s west end car parks every night, and a key part of Westminster’s forthcoming parking policy changes is to move traffic off the streets, easing congestion and helping traffic flow.

This all contributes to making Westminster a clean, safe and vibrant place to live.

“London is a global 24-hour city and is as busy at 10pm as it is at 10am,” said Cllr Lee Rowley, cabinet member for transport and parking. “Having safe, secure and affordable parking for everyone is a key element in changing our parking policies.

“Using casino workers as an example of the night workers we have been keen to engage with, they can get to a safe car park within a five minute walk of work and if used all night, could do so for 64p an hour.

“The council has worked hard in ensuring initiatives like this go ahead and we will continue to listen to the needs of residents and businesses as the changes come in.”

After working with Westminster City Council, Q-Park will be introducing new reduced parking tariffs on 9th January 2012 where evening visitors and workers in the West End can park for only £2 per hour from 6.30pm to 7am and all night between these hours for just £8 in Q-Park Soho, Oxford Street and Trafalgar.

The company is also set to announce further discounts on Sundays for church goers.

In total there are 20 car parks across the West End area affected by new controls between 6.30pm and midnight Monday to Saturday and 1pm until 5pm on Sundays.
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