Highways and Planning Cabinet Member – Minutes – 30 November 2009

72 (16) CIVIL PARKING ENFORCEMENT CONTRAVENTIONS – The Service Director Highways and Planning submitted a report seeking approval for the proposed list of contraventions the council will enforce, following adoption of CPE powers, and associated observation times.

In July 2006, Cabinet considered a report (minute 580 refers), which gave approval for proposals for the Decriminalisation of Parking Enforcement (Civil Parking Enforcement or CPE) in North Lincolnshire to be progressed. The effect of CPE will be to make the council responsible for the enforcement of parking both on and off street, whereas at present the council only enforced its off street pay and display and pay on foot car parks. Under the proposals, the council would take over on street enforcement of non-endorsable offences from Humberside Police.

Preparations for the adoption of CPE in North Lincolnshire were progressing and, as part of that process, the council needed to confirm the contravention codes, and associated observation times, it would adopt.

The Department for Transport (DfT) had published a full list of potential contravention codes, covering low level and high level contraventions for both on-street and off-street parking.

The full list of potential contraventions were listed in the appendix to the report, with those it was proposed North Lincolnshire Council adopted highlighted. The excluded contraventions were generally those that did not apply to North Lincolnshire.

Resolved – That the proposed contravention list and observation times, as detailed in the appendix to the report be approved.

73 (17) CONCESSIONARY FARE SCHEME STATEMENT – APRIL 2010 – The Service Director Highways and Planning submitted a report seeking approval of the Council’s Concessionary Fare Scheme statement from 1 April 2010.

By law, the Council had to provide free travel on local buses for people who were 60 and over and people with disabilities. There were over 30,900 North Lincolnshire travel passes in circulation.

The Council provided concessions for North Lincolnshire passholders which were better than the national minimum. Appendix 1 of the report set out these extra benefits and there was no proposal to change these.

The council had to reimburse bus operators for the money they lost by carrying passholders at no fare. They should be no better off and no worse off because of the existence of the scheme.

The council’s reimbursement terms had not changed since 1 April 2008. It was time to review the rate paid and the TAS Partnership had advised the council. A reimbursement factor of 66%, based on the study done by TAS was recommended.

Resolved – That the draft Concessionary Fare Scheme Statement for 2010/11 be approved.

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