Parking cost concerns for Haringey Traders highlighted on Channel 4
As a local, independent, business (trading from the same premises in Crouch End for OVER 30 years) . . . we continually hear complaints from our customers about the high cost of parking “just to pop-in and sign-off a printed proof”.
Our business has always been built on trying to advise our clients what stock-material (the type of paper or card their project is to be printed on), and what specific printing process is best-suited to their needs, design and budget. Part of that “personal service” is trying to show clients what is available, and what their printing “may” actually “look” and “feel” like.
With parking costs continuing to rise it has become more and more difficult to entice customers to visit our shop in person. And we know from talking with other local traders that we are not alone in experiencing these problems. The general decline in “foot-fall” on our streets means NOT JUST that customers feel less inclined to pop-in and physically see and “sign-off” their printing proofs, or feel stock-samples . . . it ALSO means that when they are not walking out of our shop they, also, won’t be walking past, or browsing, the local butchers, or bakers, or shoe shop!!!
This post is NOT a party-political broadcast . . . BUT it seems to us that the local Liberal Democrat’s campaign (led by Lynne Featherstone) of 30 minutes free parking to encourage more local residents to pop-and-shop locally is such an outstandingly sensible and practical idea. Click the pictures above and below or >HERE< to view the short YouTube video to hear other local businesses expressing their concerns.
A thriving local community . . . one which offers local employment, local businesses, local facilities (all of which combine to maintain the standards and worth of our homes and schools etc.) . . . is in the best interests of ALL of us – residents and businesses alike.
If you would like to read more . . . and sign a petition to encourage Lynne Featherstone’s campaign . . . simply visit: Free 30-minute Parking Petition.
Or for further information and to watch that video click >Local Independents on TV<
Or follow at Twitter at @lfeatherstone
Posted on September 23, 2013, in Cheapest Print Online, Cheapest Printing Online, Christmas Cards with Envelopes, Leaflets Printing, Leaflets Printing Sale, Luxury Business Cards, Moments in Print, Printers in North London, Urgent Business Cards Same Day. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.