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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth

Contact: Neighbourhood Services Manager 01827 709585 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2011 were approved and signed as a correct record.

3.

Election of Chair and Vice Chair

(Staffordshire County Council Chair, Tamworth Borough Council Vice Chair)

Minutes:

RESOLVED:         That County Councillor Michael Oates be appointed as Chair.

 

(Moved by Councillor Mary Oates and seconded by Councillor K Norchi)

 

 

RESOLVED:         That Councillor S Claymore be appointed as Vice-Chair.

 

(Moved by Councillor Mary Oates and seconded by County Councillor Michael Oates)

 

 

4.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (personal and/or personal and   prejudicial) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a personal interest or personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation.

 

Minutes:

None

5.

Staffordshire Joint Parking Board 13 December 2011

Reports for information – all Committee Members are asked to note all papers and minutes are available to view on Staffordshire County Council’s Website including the annual report for Tamworth Borough Council, http://moderngov.staffordshire.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=204

 

Minutes:

The reports presented were noted by the Committee.

 

Mr Barratt reported that they were there for record with all items previously discussed at the Local Parking Committee. Annual reports are available for all Districts.

6.

Civil Parking Enforcement Progress and Performance Report for the Period 1 September - 29 February 2012 pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Report of the District Nominated Officer

Minutes:

Mr Barratt presented a progress report on civil enforcement in Tamworth to 29 February 2012.

 

The revised deployed hours for officers has contributed to reduction in operating costs and to date contractor is achieving the new target hours within predicted model.

 

The PCN issuance is still dominated by off street enforcement (70%/30%) with deployed hours currently 60% on street and 40% off street.

 

The current outturn position deficit is within those anticipated, however is not predicted that the service will become self sufficient and further work is ongoing with Staffordshire County Council to address this.

 

Recommendation by Cllr Michael Oates to revise the model for predicted off/on street PCNs within the budget forecast for clarity. Agreed by Mr Barratt.

 

Cllr Claymore asked for more clarity regarding blue badge holders at the High Rise Flats. Mrs Sands confirmed that blue badge residents must display permit also and parking bays were not for non resident or people not visiting the flats. Blue badge holders still permitted to park on street (out of the resident bays) in accordance with the regulations.

 

Cllr Michael Oates asked about signs in St Edithas which he reported as not present. Mrs Portman to check.

7.

Update on the Residents Parking Zone - West Street/Albion Street Area

Verbal Update of the Community Highway Liaison Manager (East Staffordshire, Lichfield and Tamworth)

Minutes:

A verbal report was received from Mr Rayson regarding the progress of first priority RPZ in Tamworth.

 

Mr Rayson reported that the objection period to the scheme ends on 29th March 2012.

 

Two have been received – one from Albion Street which suggested no need for the scheme and one from West Street querying why they were not on the RPZ list.

 

Representation will be considered after Easter 2012 by Staffs County and finding brought back to the next Local Parking Committee.

 

Cllr Claymore asked a question with regard to the amount of permits for residents. Mrs Portman advised that it was usually one resident and visitor pass per property. This was included in the assessment of how many properties and space available. For houses with multiple vehicles, the County Council may be able to access other on street restrictions once a RPZ is in place to see if other spaces could be made available.

 

Cllr Claymore raised the issue of the residents not included. Mr Rayson suggested that due to the advanced nature and support for the Traffic Regulation Order that it would be more practical to continue with the RPZ as first planned and to look at the other areas for future implementation rather than begin again. Mr Rayson agreed to clarify this with County as a way forward.

 

Agreed by Cllr Michael Oates and seconded by Cllr Claymore

8.

Update on the Traffic Regulation Order Programme and New Requests for Priority Consideration

  • Works completed/in progress
  • Planned and project work

 

Verbal update report of the Community Highway Liaison Manager (East Staffordshire, Lichfield and Tamworth)

Minutes:

Mrs Portman updated on the current projects:-

 

  • Wigginton Road/Comberford Road – Traffic Regulation Order completed
    • Implementation of half on road/footpath restriction implement
  • Ninefoot Lane/Kettlebrook Road – Consultation on junction protection underway
  • Ventura Park – new restrictions to be considered on Fazeley Road/ Bonehill Road due to the impact of traffic at Ventura Park (a discussion around ongoing issues at Ventura then took place)
  • Faringdon, Glascote – petition handed to Mr Rayson. No loading at any time restrictions – Cllr Norchi to raise the issue with Cllr Jeremy Oates
  • Moor Lane, Amington – County Council are currently looking at the issues here
  • Vehicles turning right from Hockley Road, Wilnecote onto the A5. Cllr Beale asked if anything could be done due to the narrowing of the road here. Mr Rayson requested that this was raised as a separated enquiry at the Divisional Highways Programme Meeting.
  • Glascote Heath – St Peters Church/Hawksworth. Cllr Michael Oates asked about the possibility of parking bays at this location. To be forwarded to the Portfolio Holder for Quality of Life to be considered as part of the environmental works programme.

9.

Update on the Ziggy and Zaggy Campaign at Tamworth Schools

Verbal update of the Neighbourhood Services Manager

Minutes:

Mrs Sands reported that the schools campaigns had been successful in the Wilnecote area recently.

 

Postcards remain available for any schools who wish to continue with their own campaigns or send them to parents.

 

The Ziggy and Zaggy would continue as resources permit.

10.

Dates of Next Meetings

Consideration of meeting frequency

Minutes:

Discussion took place around the frequency of Local Parking Committees.

 

It was agreed that three meetings per year would be sufficient – July, November and March. Mrs Sands to update the calendar.