Brighton & Hove’s Parking Annual Report has been shortlisted for a national parking award for the seventh year in a row.
Around 50 reports were entered for the PARC Awards and eight have been shortlisted. The results will be announced in the summer by national organisation PATROL (Parking and Traffic Regulation Outside London).
The awards were launched in 2009 to promote and share best practice amongst councils in the production of parking annual reports and Brighton & Hove has been shortlisted every year, winning the first year.
Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the city’s environment and transport committee, said: “The council puts a strong emphasis on making sure our annual reports help provide an open and transparent service and inform debate about parking in the city.”
As well as setting out the financials about parking income and charges, it also details the number of penalty charge notices and parking permits issued ,improvements to customer service and FOI responses.
The latest report for 2014/15 reveals that one of the most common questions put to the city’s civil enforcement officers is where the famous sweet shop Choccy Woccy Doo Dah is located and that nearly all the parking surplus is spent on providing 46,000 free bus passes for older and disabled people.
View all the Parking Annual Reports