6 Crime and Disorder
6.1 The civil enforcement of on-street parking restrictions encourage motorists not to break thelaw by parking illegally. It also reduces Police resources needed to deal with theseoffences, thereby enabling the Police to devote greater attention to tackling higher levelcrime and disorder.
7 Financial Information
7.1 Under Section 55 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the TrafficManagement Act 2004, parking enforcement authorities are required to keep an account ofall on-street parking income and expenditure in relation to their functions as anenforcement authority. An accurate financial summary of on-street parking income andexpenditure for the previous financial year is contained within the 2008/09 Annual Report.
8 Legal Implications
8.1 Section 55 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) requires eachenforcement authority to maintain a separate parking account. In addition, DfT guidanceissued under the Traffic Management Act 2004 requires each authority to prepare andpublish an annual civil parking enforcement report which must include financial informationfrom the parking account.
9 Impact on Partner Organisations
9.1 The civil enforcement of on-street parking restrictions frees up Police time, therebyenabling them to devote more resources to other targeted priorities. It also has a positiveimpact on other key stakeholder such as public transport operators by deterring andreducing illegal parking at bus stops, thereby contributing towards public transportaccessibility and reliability.
10.1 Progress on achieving the aims and objectives set out in an annual report will be monitoredon a regular basis and reported to the Cabinet Member where appropriate. Performancelevels against the aims and objectives will be included in the annual reporting process.
11 Timescale and expected outcomes
11.1 Subject to approval, the annual report for 2008/09 will be published by the end of January2010.11.2 It is expected that annual reports for subsequent years will be produced in September ofeach year. Therefore an annual report for 2009/10 will be produced in September 2010.