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Parking Enforcement in South Gloucestershire
July 2007 – June 2008
A report on the aims, objectives and achievements of the Parking Services Team of Highwaysand Transportation section, Planning, Transportation & the Strategic Environment, SouthGloucestershire Council
Background and History
South Gloucestershire Council received Decriminalised Parking Enforcementstatus effective from the 2 July 2007. Previously all Parking Enforcement hadbeen carried out by the Police and Community Support Officers of Avon andSomerset Constabulary – Traffic Wardens having ceased to operate in thedistrict in March 2005.Civil Enforcement Officers (Parking Attendants) employed by the Council areauthorised to enforce any Parking restriction created by a Traffic RegulationOrder raised under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the enforcement ofother offences, such as “Obstructing the Highway” and any moving trafficviolations remaining with the local Police Force.This report identifies the achievements of the first twelve month period,including the transition to working under Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act2004 made on the 31 March 2008. It is intended that subsequent reports willrun annually from April of each year and will be published as soon as figurescan be collated. It is intended that this report will place Parking Enforcementin a wider context and begin to show how encouraging greater compliancewith Parking Restrictions improves traffic flow, eases congestion, reducescrime on our Off-Street Car Parks and improves road safety, to do this thisyear's report attempts to set a benchmark from which future yearsachievements can be assessed.Contact information and where to find further information is given at the end ofthis report.