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Aylesbury Annual car parking report

Aylesbury Annual car parking report

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CHILTERN DISTRICT COUNCILCABINET 14 SEPTEMBER 2010
Background Papers, if any, are specified at the end of the Report 
 
ANNUAL CAR PARKING REPORT (2009/10)
Contact Officer 
: Oliver Asbury 01494 732066 
 
RECOMMENDATIONS1 That Members note this report which combines both on andoff-street parking.2 That Members note that under the Traffic Management Act 2004 this report will be submitted to the Department for Transport.Relationship to Council Objectives
 
Objective 1: Efficient and effective customer focussed services.Objective 3: Conserve the environment and promote sustainability.
Implications
 
(i) Not a key decision.(ii) Within the Policy and Budgetary Framework.
Financial Implications
 
There are no direct financial implications associated with this report.
Risk Implications
There are no direct risk implications associated with this report.
Equalities Implications
 
Parking for Blue Badge holders is provided throughout all Council owned/managed car parks and national exemptions are provided on-street within the District.
Sustainability Implications
There are no direct sustainability implications associated with thisreport.
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Report 
1 It is practice to present Members with a report on the operation of theoff and on-street parking functions. This report was last presented inSeptember 2009.2 CDC are now required to report annually to Central Government on theCouncil’s on and off-street parking management statistics.3 Members are asked to note this report which will be forwarded to theDepartment for Transport in September 2010.
Off-Street Parking
4 The Council operates 18 car parks. In addition, the Council Office car park is accessible to the public for use free of charge after 5.30pm weekdays and through weekends and bank holidays.5 There is a total availability of 2,521 spaces which includes disabledspaces but excludes the Council Office car park which has a further 177 spaces.6 All of the car parks are owned by this Council except for Buryfields Car Park which is leased from the Great Missenden Parish Council until2013 and Chesham Station Car Park which is leased from LondonUnderground until March 2012.
Finance
7 A tariff increase was brought into effect on 1 April 2010 whichincreased only the 1 and 2 hours bands from 50p and £1 to 60p and£1.20 respectively. No changes to season tickets were made.8 The policy for off-street car parking requires that charges be set at alevel that, as a minimum, covers the total cost of the operation of theoff-street car parks and, as required by the Council’s financial strategy,generates an income stream to support the Council’s revenue budgetthereby reducing the financial impact on Council Tax payers.9 The Off-Street Car Parking out-turn figures shown in the table below for 2009/10 (although below original budgets) shows a further increase on2008/09 of £56,000.2008/09Surplus£2009/10Income£2009/10Expenditure£2009/10Surplus£(305,550) Surface Car Parks (937,959) 551,614 (386,345)(307,289) Amersham MultiStorey Car Park(619,150) 337,218 (281,932)(612,839) Total (1,557,109) 888,832 (668,277)
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10 It was requested by the Housing and Planning Overview Committeethat a financial review report on the off-street accounts performance bepresented in 6 months.11 Officers considered this was a useful request and that time the off-street project plan being developed by the Engineering Sectionalongside the on-street closure negotiations should be considered inorder for this Council to maintain an effective off-street enforcementand back office function from 2011/13 when BCC take on responsibilityfor the on-street enforcement.12 Under a parking arrangement Chiltern District Council currently have with Buckinghamshire County Council, Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)income from off-street enforcement is credited to the on-street CivilEnforcement Area (CEA) account.13 PCN performance is monitored through on-street operations andaccounted for in the on-street account and is covered later in thereport.
Security Issues
14 On 12
th
December 2006 the ‘Park Mark’ award was gained for allChiltern District Council car parks. This award is presented on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers for England, Wales, NorthernIreland and Scotland.15 The award advises the public that our car parks have been assessedby an independent body and demonstrate a high standard of serviceand, in particular, a high level of customer security.16 The District’s CCTV which is maintained by Chiltern District Council ismonitored by Wycombe District Council for use by Thames ValleyPolice.
General
 17 The Civil Enforcement Officers are responsible for both on-street andoff-street parking enforcement, covering a minimum of 6 days each week on a rota basis.18 Their most important off-street duties which the Parking Manager supervises are to ensure that a high standard of health and safety aremaintained and to check compliance with car park regulations.19 The CEOs on and off-street activities includes being the “eyes andears” of the Council by reporting vehicles without valid road fundlicence, reporting graffiti, road defects, rubbish/fly tipping as well asgiving advice and directions to the public and motorists, offering first
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