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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

47.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor R Pritchard and A Barratt.

48.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 17 July 2013 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillor M Greatorex and seconded by Councillor C Cooke)

49.

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:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

50.

Civil Parking Enforcement In Tamworth pdf icon PDF 571 KB

(Presentation By The Parking Services Manager (South Staffordshire Contract) And APCOA)

Minutes:

Presentations were received from C Thomas, Parking Services Manager, Southern Staffordshire Contract and R Roberts, APCOA Contract Manager.

 

Mr Thomas presented an introduction to CPE and its background in Staffordshire.

 

Councillor B Jenkins asked how the beat patterns of Civil Enforcement Officers is monitored and Mr Thomas explained the reports that can be obtained from the back office system used by Stoke on Trent.

 

An electronic version of the presentation was requested.

 

Mr Roberts gave a background on APCOA Parking Services and the role of the Civil Enforcement Officers, their training and qualifications required in order to fulfil the role.

 

A short question and answer session followed on school enforcement, the amount of PCNs issued and the appeal process.

 

Councillor B Jenkins raised a concern about parking at Two Gates School in the bus stop and this will be checked on the beats in the course of school patrols.

51.

Progress Report On Tamworth Resident Parking Zones pdf icon PDF 41 KB

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

R Rayson presented a report on the progress of the Resident Parking Zone (RPZ) in Tamworth and circulated an update as to progress of response up to 18 September 2013.

 

The Chair requested a background to the Tamworth RPZ which requires a 85% response to questionnaires and 65% in favour – the Albion Street/Victoria Road/New Street/West Street area met this criteria. 

 

The update note showed that to date 59 properties in the area have applied for permits, with 78 spaces having been let of the 127 available.

 

The implementation costs (£135 per household) to date were not quite covered based on the amount of requests.  R Rayson confirmed that based on other new schemes in the County, this would most likely change to make the scheme viable by implementation date.

 

Councillor Cooke requested that all information on the consultation progress was forwarded to him and R Rayson agreed to liaise to pass this on.

 

Following extensive questioning around the detail of funding and confirmation that the County are able to move onto the next scheme in the Leys once implemented, the Committee’s decision was to vote on whether to continue and agree implementation.  The vote was carried 5:1 in favour with agreement that the scheme had long been requested by the residents.

 

RESOLVED:

That the current proposed Resident Parking Zone in Tamworth be implemented

 

 

(Moved by County Councillor  M Greatorex and seconded by County Councillor S Peaple)

 

 

52.

Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) Prioritisation In Tamworth 2014 Onward (Community Infrastructure Liaison Manager, Staffs County Council)

(Verbal Update)

Minutes:

R Rayson updated the Committee on the process for the prioritisation for the implementation of up to 4 new TROs per year agreed by the Committee annually from the divisional highways programme.

 

It was reported that the current list of TROs in Tamworth prioritised in 2010 were now completed and that there were no further proposed orders on the list.

 

After discussion around school parking and agreement that enforcement may not be the way forward in some areas Mr Rayson offered to hold a meeting with County Councillors prior to the next Committee meeting to discuss parking issues with engineers and obtain a new list for consideration.

 

 

RESOLVED:

That each Parking Committee member would consider areas of concern and that County Councillors would meet with R Rayson prior to the next Parking Committee to draw up a composite list for consideration.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor P Standen and seconded by County Councillor M Greatorex)

 

 

 

53.

Saxon Close, Wilnecote Parking Concerns And Options (Community Infrastructure Liaison Manager, Staffs County Council)

(Verbal update)

Minutes:

The Chair updated the Committee about the ongoing resident’s complaints regarding congestion and inconsiderate parking at Saxon Close and that to date no options have been moved.

 

County Councillor M Greatorex confirmed a meeting with R Rayson and Heathfields School regarding the concerns and it was felt some parking issues may be resolved with the Housing improvements in the area and that he would not be in favour of further restrictions.

 

Further options include looking at the time restrictions on the single yellow lines and the implementation of hatching.

 

Mr Rayson confirmed that if the Committee wished County to look at what other options were available that it would be discussed at a Highways Reverse Agency meeting at which point the land ownership would be resolved.

 

The matter will also be discussed with Housing with regard to options on the development.

 

RESOLVED:

That a report is brought back to the next meeting by Mr Rayson after discussion with Tamworth Borough Council.

 

 

(Moved by County Councillor  M Greatorex and seconded by Councillor J Jenkins)