We want your views on the parklets that have been installed across our town centres in Barnet. A parklet is a small seating area that takes over a car parking space(s), or a part of a wide pavement. They provide more outdoor seating space, either for a business or the wider community.
Parklets were first identified as an aim in the Golders Green Town Centre Strategy of 2020. However, just a few months later the Covid-19 pandemic caused the temporary closure of small businesses across the country. To support businesses to re-open safely, the council first provided parklets to some businesses in 2020. The scheme was a success, so was extended in 2021.
The council offers two types of parklet: original parklets, which consist of planters surrounding parking spaces, and upgraded parklets, which have integrated seating and modifications to make them level with the pavement. The vast majority of the parklets in Barnet are on parking spaces, although one sits on a wide pavement.
The parklets aim to support business recovery, create an improved pedestrian environment, positively contribute to the visitor and/or night-time economy, and give additional character to the high street.
Your views are important
Barnet are currently undertaking an evaluation of the parklets scheme to date. We want to reflect on what has worked and what hasn’t, to help consider the best way to deliver the scheme in future.
They want to hear the views on parklets from a wide range of stakeholders, including Barnet residents,
How to have your say:
Complete our online questionnaire
Barnet are keen to hear your views on the scheme to date and encourage you to have your say by completing the online questionnaire
If you would like to request a paper questionnaire or another format please: