Last night at the Surrey city council meeting, long time councillor Judy Villeneuve announced that metered pay parking along the 7300 block of 137th Street in downtown Newton will soon be removed.
This is good news for business owners and those who frequent the shops, restaurants and services on the street between Newton Wave Pool to the south, and the Superstore shopping centre to the north.
Thank you to Cllr. Villeneuve who brought this issue forward and facilitated the change.
Kudos as well to those in the community who supported this initiative by signing the petition.
We collected nearly 1000 signatures.
Every one of these names helped make the case that revitalization of the downtown Newton shopping district starts here.
In the coming days we look forward to the end of pay parking and the beginning of a new invigorated retail hub in the neighbourhood.