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New parking bays for the over 65s
Older person parking bay sign
There will be six designated bays in each car park
New parking spaces for people over the age of 65 are being trialled in three car parks in west London.

The scheme, said to be the first of its kind in the UK, will be rolled out across Hillingdon if successful.

It is hoped it will be extended to street parking, supermarkets and local shopping centres.

Civic Centre car park in Uxbridge, King Ends South car park in Ruislip, and Fairfield Road car park in West Drayton are included in the scheme.

There will be six spaces allocated for those over 65 in each of the car parks during the month-long trial.

Leader of the council, Ray Puddifoot, said: "With approximately 35,000 older people living in the borough and many others visiting and working here, we hope that the new initiative will ease the parking experience for all those who use their car as a main form of transport." He added: We're very proud of our elderly people in Hillingdon. They've done a lot for building this country and our borough and they deserve some respect and a degree of assistance."


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