1. The Fareham Parking Enforcement Service covers the management andenforcement of both on and off-street parking throughout the Borough. Theservice aims to discourage indiscriminate parking that causes obstruction toother motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and people with disabilities. This willensure that the Borough remains accessible to all, equally and safely. Theservice is delivered by Council staff and consists of two distinct areas: officestaff that deal with the processing and management of the parking enforcementprocess; and a team of Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs).2. Responsibility for the delivery of the Fareham Parking Enforcement Service,which includes the day-to-day functions of maintaining the car parks andequipment; and also includes the responsibility for the procurement of CCTV,Pay on Foot and Pay and Display equipment, lies with the Department ofRegulatory Services and falls within the Public Protection Portfolio.3. The service is also delivered in line with the Fareham Parking EnforcementPolicy that has recently been updated and was reported to and approved by theExecutive at its meeting on 6 April 2009. The Policy sets out the mainprinciples for enforcement associated with the delivery of this service. Thepolicy itself is publicised on the Council
’s web pages and is available to
members of the public and sets out the approach of the Council in theenforcement of both on and off-street parking.4. The following provides an update on the progress that has been made duringthe previous twelve months of this service.
5. There is one team of Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs), who enforce theParking Regulations and Traffic Regulation Orders both on and off-street. They
also enforce verge parking, residents’ parking and traffic management issues
,such as around schools. The opportunity has been taken for the CEOs toundertake other enforcement activities whilst on patrol in the district, such asissuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for littering as an example. The CEOshave been authorised to issue FPNs and are now carrying out this function.However, their primary role is the issuing of Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) onvehicles contravening Parking Regulations, with the objective that thisregulatory enforcement function will be undertaken at a minimum cost to theCouncil. Income from PCNs is used to cover the cost of the on-streetenforcement service. Government guidelines include the objective that no costshould fall onto the Council taxpayers in the delivery of the enforcement service.6. In addition, the CEOs report other enforcement related issues that may affectthe street scene or adjoining areas, for example, abandoned vehicles, fly-tipping, graffiti, vandalism and damage and other environmental defacementand related issues whilst on patrol. This complements the work being
undertaken by the Council in developing a ‘zero
tolerance' approach to theseissues. This is facilitated by the Parking Enforcement Service and theEnforcement Team responsible for dealing with such issues. The officers ofboth services are all in the same team under the Parking and EnforcementTeam Manager.