Gunnersbury Car Park Charges Could Begin Within Week

Some changes still needed to ensure smooth operation of system

Gunnersbury Park car park visualisation from planning documents

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Parking charges could apply in the Gunnersbury Park car park within the week.

The latest statement from the park’s management is that charging will commence either in the week of the 4 or 11 October.

Originally it was hoping that the ANPR cameras to enforce the charges would be operation by mid-September but on 22 September it was announced that more work needed to be done ‘behind the scenes’ following the installation of the ticket machines to ensure smooth operation.

The date will be confirmed by an update on its web site.

Cars parking at Gunnersbury will be charged £1 per hour with a maximum stay of 4 hours. Charges will apply at all times. Visitors can pay either via an app or using a credit/debit card at the machines on site which will not accept cash. Blue Badge holders will not be charged, or have a time limit on their stay, and can park either in the main car park or in the disabled car park next to Gunnersbury Park Museum.

The arrangements proposed by the community interest company (CIC) which manages the park have proven to be controversial as no management fee is being paid to the parking contractor Gemini Park Solutions which will be reliant on income from fines.

All the revenues from parking charges would go to the CIC. Gemini Park Solutions is a member of the British Parking Association and runs a number of other ANPR parking facilities across the country.

In its statement the CIC says, “These funds are all the more essential following the effects of Covid-19 and the loss of the café on our income, and will help ensure that Gunnersbury survives and thrives.”

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October 1, 2021

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