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Parklets (temporary structures in parking bays)

Introduction

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, we are supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway.

In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.
We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity.

Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters that occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of our commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene.

To see examples and find out more about parklets please visit the Meristem Design and Cross River Partnership websites.

Wimbledon Village High Street (June 2021)

For our first parklet, we are working with Light on the Common restaurant to introduce a parklet in Wimbledon Village High Street. The parklet will be installed between 11 and 14 June 2021 under an Experimental Traffic Order to suspend two parking bays. The parklet will be in place for 12 months.

Please send us your views on the experiment by using our online survey.

The survey will be available from 11 June 2021

Take the survey

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