Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Owners call for more parking
Published 27/01/14



MORE parking should be introduced in Henley and business rates reduced, say business owners.

These were among the suggestions at a meeting for businesses to contribute to the joint Henley and Harpsden neighbourhood plan, held at the town hall on Tuesday.

About 15 owners attended the meeting, which was hosted by Nexus Planning, the plan consultants.

The meeting agreed the most important issue was easing congestion and providing more parking spaces with suggestions including a multi-storey car park and a park and ride scheme.

Marketing consultant Mike Wood, of The Publicity Works in Haywards Close, said: “You could turn Greys Road car park into a real short-stay car park with a maximum stay of an hour, then maybe one to four hours at the station and a long-stay car park somewhere else. If you had a multi-storey car park by the station it would solve Henley’s problems.”


Jane Jordan, of Sno and Sun Gear in Market Place, called for business rate relief for independent businesses.

“It’s nearly impossible in Henley,” she said. “We have recently moved shops and we pay double the rates we did before. If you look around Market Place at the shops available now, only multinationals can afford them.

“People want to see something different but unfortunately we have lots of people in Henley who can’t keep their businesses going.

“We have lots of retail space, the problem is the rates. Could we have short lets? This would be good for shops selling arts and crafts, for example.”

Other suggestions included improving bus and train links with Oxford and Reading and offering benefits such as parking permits for those who live and work in the town.

Published 27/01/14

MOST POPULAR
Woman, 20, dies in Cane End collision
Victim of fatal crash named
New boat launched by Hobbs
DVLA treated me like a criminal
My boy’s best in BB house, says Angie
Teen hurt as car overturns
Doctors ‘sad’ to lose Townlands contract
Hawks extend lead at the top
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Mill Meadows may lose out on Green Flag award
New events announced for Henley Youth Festival
Battle of Britain veteran laid to rest
8,000 worth of cigarettes stolen in ram-raid
Greys Road shut from Monday for roadworks
SODC loses planning applications
Charity cycle to mark rugby world cup
Rise in fatal collisions across Thames Valley
Gay row Councillor to stand for election again
Victim of fatal crash named
New boat launched by Hobbs
My boy’s best in BB house, says Angie
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Hawks extend lead at the top
Green fires home treble
Littlemore no show
Victory over Witney for Henley
Gordon and Povey at the double for Kites
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717