Katie Har­vey and An­thony Eski­nazi

…hold the key to your park­ing frus­tra­tions

The Jewish Chronicle - - PEOPLE -

IF PARK­ING in Lon­don on a Satur­day night is driv­ing you crazy, then help could be at hand at the click of a mouse.

North Lon­don grad­u­ates Katie Har­vey and An­thony Eski­nazi have de­vel­oped a web­site, parkat­my­house.com, which is in­tended to let home­own­ers with empty drive­ways and busi­nesses with un­used car-park­ing spa­ces make money by rent­ing out their spa­ces to driv­ers need­ing some­where to park.

Jews and park­ing? Sounds a vi­able com­bi­na­tion. Ms Har­vey, 23, tells Peo­ple: “Whether you are a foot­ball fan want­ing a space near the Arse­nal Emi­rates sta­dium, or a shul-goer at­tend­ing a func­tion some­where, we have the space.”

Re­cently re-launched, the site has 1,400 reg­is­tered uses and 500 avail­able spa­ces across the UK, in­clud­ing ones in Des­bor­ough, Kirk­caldy and Ted­ding­ton. Home­own­ers can ap­par­ently earn up to £5,500 a year by rent­ing out their drive­way.

“Al­though many syn­a­gogues of­fer on-site park­ing,” she says, “it can be­come costly, with res­i­dent­per­mit-holder and pay-and-dis­play ser­vices in op­er­a­tion seven days a week. We wanted to solve th­ese prob­lems.”

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