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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

20.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors S Claymore and M Thurgood, County Councillor B Beale and R Rayson (County Council).

21.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2012 were approved and signed as a correct record.

22.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a pecuniary or non-pecuniary 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 pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

 

Minutes:

None

23.

Staffordshire Joint Parking Board pdf icon PDF 34 KB

To discuss progress around the review of the CPE process in Staffordshire discussed on 10th July 2012 (report of the Staffordshire County Council Regulation and Governance Manager attached).

 

Meeting on 18th December 2012 – All Committee Members are asked to note that all papers and minutes will be available to view on Staffordshire County Council Website including the six monthly report for Tamworth Borough Council, http://moderngov.staffordshire.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=204&MId=3419

 

Minutes:

Update received from Mr Barratt to confirm that the review of the Civil Parking Enforcement process has begun with Staffordshire County Council taking the lead with District involvement.

 

A member steering group has been proposed to oversee the process, although nothing has been decided or discussed yet.  Updates will be available at the next Committee.

 

Noted by Councillor M Oates

 

24.

Progress Report for Civil Parking Enforcement at Tamworth to 30 September 2012 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To receive the report of the District Nominated Officer (Attached)

Minutes:

Mr Barratt presented the progress report on civil enforcement in Tamworth.

 

Delivery is still on target as forecast with a year end deficit of £29000.  The County Council has approved the budget and liability for the deficit remains with them.

 

Issues remain about a possibility to reduce the costs to the service further, despite indicators currently showing levels of deployment less than the model, but this may have further consequence on the level of enforcement achievable.

 

The service is continuing to be managed and is subject to the County review to decide what the cost of CPE should be.

 

The number of cancellations remains within the agreed parameters with the main cancellations being those of blue badge holders providing proof of eligibility and P&D tickets not displayed correctly.

 

The requirement of blue badge holders to display the badges correctly as prescribed in the guidance issued was clarified by Mr Barratt and Mrs Sands.

 

Councillor Standen requested clarity on performance of the contractor’s deployed hours which indicates less than the required KPI.  Mr Thomas confirmed the performance indicator should be 90% of revised hours (report to be corrected).

 

Councillor Pritchard indicated that the operation of CPE does seem to indicate that motorists are parking less in contravention.

 

Mr Barratt also commented that there would appear to be less traffic on the roads and as a consequence less usage of car parks.

 

25.

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

To receive the report of the Community Highway Liaison Manager (East Staffordshire, Lichfield and Tamworth)

Minutes:

A verbal update was received from Mrs Sands from email received from County officer, Kevin Smith.

 

The consultation is complete and includes the additional areas of West Street.  Residents have indicated that they support the Residents Parking Zone and final costings for the Traffic Order and signage is now being undertaken.

 

Once the full costs have been received, residents will be updated as to the contribution required to set up the scheme.

 

A further update will be available from Staffordshire County for the next meeting with a forecast implementation date of May 2013.

 

26.

Traffic Regulations Orders

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

 

  • Works completed /in progress on priority areas agreed
  • Discuss further request/consideration for amendment and update to priority works
  • Project and previously planned work for information

Minutes:

Verbal update received from Mr Barratt due to the apologies received from Staffordshire County Council

 

Restrictions now in process for Summerfield Close, Ventura Park, Highcliffe Road and Magnus.

 

Some objections received with regard to restrictions in Bonehill Road/Ventura.  County have recommended that these restrictions continued.

 

Agreed by Councillor Oates and seconded by Councillor Pritchard

 

A petition for restrictions at Clifford Street to be passed to County Council.

 

Comments were requested from County regarding issues at Saxon Close and Landau Forte Sixth Form/QEMS with and update at next Committee.

 

Councillor Standen raised issues of access restrictions at Saxon Close which prevented residents getting their bins emptied and the bottleneck to Leisure Walk. Mr Barratt will raise the issues of safety with Housing Department.

 

Beats will continue with regard to single yellow line infringements at this location.

 

27.

On-Street Discretionary Parking Permit Implementation pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To update and seek approval of the Committee on implementation of the Staffordshire Policy on the use of waiver permits for use by tradesmen requiring to park on traffic restriction orders to carry out work. (Report of the Neighbourhood Services Manager attached)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Mrs Sands presented a report recommending the implementation of waiver permits in Tamworth for companies and individuals who need to park when undertaking emergency or essential works at or to properties where there are traffic restrictions in place.

 

This permit system was formally approved by the Joint Parking Board and forms part of the CPE policy.

 

Councillor Standen requested clarity on why doctors and care worker were not included.  Mrs Sands explained that waiver permits can only be issued within the set criteria and the only waivers for medical staff allowed under the Staffordshire Policy are when on ‘blue light’ emergency calls.

 

Councillor Pritchard moved the recommendation – seconded by Councillor Oates.

28.

Parking Toolkit pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To discuss and seek approval of the Committee on the use of the attached final Parking Toolkit available for residents groups/Councillors (Neighbourhood Services Manager)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Mrs Sands presented the final version of the Parking Toolkit, agreed by Staffs County Council and the Police.

 

The toolkit is designed to answer questions for residents on parking issues and also includes a letter which can be used for initial concerns for inconsiderate parking.

 

The toolkit was approved for use by Councillor Oates and seconded by Councillor Pritchard.

 

Mrs Sands agreed to circulate to all Councillors via the Members Information Bulletin

 

29.

Date of Next Meeting

Minutes:

Wednesday 20 March 2013 at 6pm.