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Warwick Annual Report 0809

Warwick Annual Report 0809

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Warwick District Council Parking Services Department Annual Report 2008 to 2009

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Introduction

Thank you for taking the time to read this Annual Report. The Parking Services Annual Report aims to summarise what services the department provides and give an overview to why parking enforcement is required within Warwick District, how we operate and how well we are performing. Reporting is an important part of accountability. The transparency given by regular and consistent reporting should hel
Warwick District Council Parking Services Department Annual Report 2008 to 2009

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Introduction

Thank you for taking the time to read this Annual Report. The Parking Services Annual Report aims to summarise what services the department provides and give an overview to why parking enforcement is required within Warwick District, how we operate and how well we are performing. Reporting is an important part of accountability. The transparency given by regular and consistent reporting should hel

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Warwick District CouncilParking Services DepartmentAnnual Report2008 to 2009
 
 
1. Introduction
Thank you for taking the time to read this Annual Report. The Parking ServicesAnnual Report aims to summarise what services the department provides andgive an overview to why parking enforcement is required within Warwick District,how we operate and how well we are performing.Reporting is an important part of accountability. The transparency given byregular and consistent reporting should help our citizens understand andhopefully accept Civil Parking Enforcement. Monitoring also provides theauthority with management information for performance evaluation and helps toidentify where improvements are needed. It also provides a framework forperformance comparisons between councils. All of our procedures are subject toannual audit checks by County and District Audit departments.We have a responsibility as the enforcement authority to produce and publish anannual report about our on-street and off-street activities within six months of theend of each financial year. Annual returns are also required by the Government
about the number and speed of payments of PCN’s and by the Traffic Penaltytribunal on the number of PCN’s issued.
 This is our first Annual Parking Report, if you have any questions that have notbeen answered in this report please contact us at the address below, so that wecan try and answer them.Warwick District CouncilParking Services DepartmentRiverside HouseMilverton HillLeamington SpaCV32 5QGe-mail: parking@warwickdc.gov.ukGary CharltonParking Services Manager
 
 
2. Background to Parking in Warwick District
Inconsiderate parking affects everyone who uses the roads within Warwickshire.Enforcement is necessary to persuade motorists to comply with the regulationsin force and achieve the benefits detailed below. To achieve this, WarwickshireCounty Council, in partnership with Warwick District Council introduceddecriminalised parking enforcement to the District in August 2007.
This is in keeping with Warwickshire’s Local Transport Plan 2006 which identifies
the following benefits as resulting from introduction of decriminalised parkingenforcement, and as from 31 March 2008, from theTraffic Management Act2004.Better turnover of on-street spaces arises from better enforcement. Drivers areless willing to overstay as the risk of getting a PCN increases. The increase inavailability of parking spaces will benefit residents, local businesses, shoppersand visitors.Improved traffic flow. The increased availability of on-street parking spacesreduces congestion caused by drivers searching for on-street spaces. This inturn will lead to improving the local environment.Improved road safety through better enforcement of contravening vehiclesparking on yellow lines, at road junctions, and in designated loading bays.Improved accessibility for emergency services, public transport and utilitiesvehicles.Improved accessibility for people with disabilities who rely on the use of the car,through better enforcement of disabled parking spaces.Less parking on footways where restrictions exist, making life easier forpedestrians and wheelchair users.Warwick District Council and Warwickshire County Council have long beenresponsible for managing most off-street and some on-street parking, whetherdirectly or indirectly. The relevant powers are in the Road Traffic Regulation Act1984 (RTRA). The introduction of the Road Traffic Act 1991 significantlychanged the way that on-street parking restrictions are enforced. Before 1991,the police and traffic wardens were responsible for enforcement and the incomefrom fixed penalty notices (FPNs) went to the Exchequer. The police servicefound itself increasingly unable to resource parking enforcement and a numberof forces supported the idea of another agency taking on the responsibility.The road safety and congestion implications of this lack of enforcement wereunacceptable, so the 1991 Act made it mandatory for London boroughs andoptional for other local authorities to take on the civil enforcement of non-endorsable parking contraventions. When a local authority takes over this powerfrom the police, staff employed directly or indirectly by them issue PenaltyCharge Notices (PCNs) and the local authority would keep the income.

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