I wholeheartedly support the sentiments expressed by JR Alexander and Nick Taylor (Parking problems' and Where are commuters supposed to park?', Times Letters, January 10).

I always try and shop in the High Road but, with reduced car parks and now the CPZ, I shall be forced into out-of-town shopping. If Barnet Council thinks that increasing restrictions will make people ditch their cars, it is wrong.

Moving around north London suburbs without a car is a nightmare and the problem of congested roads pales into insignificance compared with the misery of waiting for and taking a series of buses. We pay council tax to enable the council to help us live our daily lives not to finance making our lives impossible.

Hazel Shandor

Friern Park, North Finchley