Parking annual rePort 2009
I am pleased to present Brighton and Hove CityCouncil’s Parking Annual Report or 2008/9.This is the frst Parking Annual Report thatwe as a council have issued, in line with therequirements o the Trafc ManagementAct 2004. We welcome the opportunitythis presents to inorm and engage with thepublic and our stakeholders on a wide rangeo parking issues. It is also in the spirit o ourcorporate priorities o ‘air enorcement o thelaw’ and ‘open and eective city leadership’.The Parking Annual Report explains the scaleo the challenge o parking managementwith 8 million visitors every year, a ull andvibrant calendar o events throughout the cityand fteen dierent types o parking permitsavailable to our residents, businesses andvisitors. There is a high demand or parkingmanagement that in turn supports the localeconomy, allows residents to park outside theirhomes and plays a signifcant part in improvingroad saety. Parking Services currently managesthirteen parking zones with public consultationunderway or in the design phase in a urtherfve areas o the city.Parking Services has undergone signifcantchange over the period o the report notablychanges linked to the implementation o theTrafc Management Act. The Service has alsorelocated the Parking Inormation Centres toimproved acilities at Hove Town Hall with adedicated, more accessible Blue Badge ofceand extended evening opening hours onThursdays. The use o new innovations, such ason-line appeals to the Trafc Penalty Tribunal, or‘telephone waivers’ have also been importantin providing customers with a choice o ways inwhich they can access services.The Parking Annual Report also outlinessome o the less well known ongoing workParking Services undertakes jointly with otheragencies such as Sussex Police with OperationBluebird, to identiy stolen Blue Badges andBlue Badge misuse. The enorcement o ourcentral bus lanes to improve the reliability othe bus timetable also alls within the remito this Service. It is also important that thereport details how parking income is spenton a wide range o projects ranging rom thereurbishment o our o street car parks to roadtrafc saety improvements.Parking Services openly welcomes youreedback on any parking issue and suggestionsor improvement o the services it provides.I you have any questions that remainunanswered please also let Parking Servicesknow by telephoning our Parking InormationCentre on
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I thank you or taking the time to read our frstParking Annual Report.
Cllr Georey Theobald OBECabinet Member or Environment