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TECHNICAL SERVICES, HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORT, ENVIRONMENT, PROJECTS MANAGEMENT AND COASTAL AND FLOOD DEFENCES PORTFOLIO TO BE HELD ON 15 OCTOBER 2010
Key Decision Cabinet Portfolio Holder Corporate Priority: Improving the performance of our services and ensuring they provide value for money Date of Decision/ Referral to O&S Deadline for call-in 5.00pm Implementation Date (if no call-in) NO Cllr A Backhouse 15 October 2010

20 October 2010 21 October 2010

REPORT OF THE HEAD OF TECHNI
Agenda Item 1
TECHNICAL SERVICES, HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORT, ENVIRONMENT, PROJECTS MANAGEMENT AND COASTAL AND FLOOD DEFENCES PORTFOLIO TO BE HELD ON 15 OCTOBER 2010
Key Decision Cabinet Portfolio Holder Corporate Priority: Improving the performance of our services and ensuring they provide value for money Date of Decision/ Referral to O&S Deadline for call-in 5.00pm Implementation Date (if no call-in) NO Cllr A Backhouse 15 October 2010

20 October 2010 21 October 2010

REPORT OF THE HEAD OF TECHNI

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10/588
TECHNICAL SERVICES, HIGHWAYSAND TRANSPORT, ENVIRONMENT,PROJECTS MANAGEMENT ANDCOASTAL AND FLOOD DEFENCESPORTFOLIOTO BE HELD ON15 OCTOBER 2010
Key Decision NOCabinet PortfolioHolder Cllr A Backhouse
 
Date of Decision/Referral to O&S15 October 2010Deadline for call-in5.00pm20 October 2010Corporate Priority:Improving the performance of our services and ensuring theyprovide value for moneyImplementationDate (if no call-in)21 October 2010
REPORT OF THE HEAD OF TECHNICAL SERVICES – 10/588WARDS AFFECTED: ALLSUBJECT
:
PARKING SERVICES ANNUAL REPORT – 2009/10RECOMMENDATION (S):
To receive and approve for publication the annual report on the performance of theCouncil’s parking operation.
REASON FOR RECOMMENDATION (S):
 
In order to comply with statutory requirements in relation to reporting of theperformance of the car parking operation.
HIGHLIGHTED RISKS:
 
Failure to provide an annual report would mean that the Council is not complyingwith the requirements as laid down in Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004with regards to annual reports.
 
1. INTRODUCTION
 
1.1 The Council is required to report annually to the Department for Transport(DfT) on enforcement statistics. This report provides an overview of the
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10/588performance of the service. Under the terms of the Statutory Instrument, theCouncil is required to report annually to the DfT on enforcement statistics.This report provides an overview of the performance of the service for theyear to the 31 March 2010.1.2 Reporting is an important part of accountability. Monitoring also provides theCouncil with management information for performance evaluation and helpsto identify where it needs to improve its Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE)operation.1.3 Enforcement authorities are expected to produce an annual report about their enforcement activities within six months of the end of each financial year. Thereport is required to be published.
2. CORPORATE AIMS/PRIORITIES AND THE COMMUNITY PLAN
 
2.1 The parking function relates to the following Corporate Objectives:Objective 5: To develop tourism and improve opportunities for leisureObjective 7: To help deliver an integrated transport system2.2 In addition the key objectives of CPE are:To keep traffic moving through improving:
Enforcement of loading restrictions and bus stops
 
Enforcement of designated parking spaces, including disabled bays,taxi bays and residents parking zones
Ensure compliance with parking regulations
 
Links to integrated transport strategies and policies (includingsupporting park and ride services)
3. BACKGROUND AND ISSUES
 
3.1 This year the Annual Report has been produced as separate to the coveringreport and is shown as the Appendix to this report.3.2 It should be noted that statistical information is taken from a ‘live’ systemwhich updates daily. The figures in this report are correct as at the 22
 
September 2010.
4. CONSULTATION
 
4.1 Enforcement authorities are expected to produce an annual report about their enforcement activities within six months of the end of each financial year. Thereport should be published and as a minimum it should cover the financial,statistical and other data.
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10/5884.2 Enforcement authorities should make annual returns to the Government aboutthe number and speed of payment of PCNs.4.3 In addition authorities must advise the appropriate Parking AdjudicationService in a timely fashion about how many PCNs they have issued.4.4 The Secretary of State recommends that each authority should publish thereport on their website and subject to approval this will be the case for Scarborough.4.5 Elected Members are engaged in this matter at various levels from PortfolioHolder, Scrutiny Committee and Full Council as a result of the Council’sreporting mechanisms and Constitution.
5. ASSESSMENT
 
5.1 The information in the appendix is intended to give an overview of the parkingservice. This covers the period from the 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010.5.2 This year the report has been expanded to cover many aspects of the parkingservice.5.3 In addition, the information also covers issues on which an enforcementauthority is required to report on an annual basis as indicated within thestatutory guidance. The format of this year’s report complies with thestandards recommended by the DfT.
6. IMPLICATIONS
(a)
 
Policy
6.1 There are no changes in overall Council policy arising from this report
(b) Legal
6.2 The Council as agents to and under agreement with the County Council haspowers under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to make relevant orders,levy charges and carry out enforcement. In addition to carry out enforcementunder Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004.
(c) Financial
6.3 There are no adverse financial implications arising from this report
(d) Equalities and Diversity
6.4 I am satisfied that there is no identified adverse implication relating to Equalityand Diversity that will arise from this decision
(f) Other 
6.5 I have considered whether the following implications arise from this report andam satisfied that there is no identified adverse implication that will arise fromthis decision:
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