Thursday, 19 October 2017

Parking collector pays off

A NEW company has dramatically improved the enforcement of unpaid parking charges at Mill Meadows car park.

A NEW company has dramatically improved the enforcement of unpaid parking charges at Mill Meadows car park.

Chipside took over from Vinci Parking Services from July 1 last year.

A report to the town council’s recreation and amenities committee, which is responsible for the car park, said the success rate for collecting excess charge notices had risen to almost 80 per cent.

The report said: “In the final year or so of the contract with Vinci Parking Services the success rate had fallen to around 50 per cent with an average collection value of around £35.”

It said that of the 14 excess charge notices that had not been paid since July 1 seven were due to successful appeals against notices, most of which referred to inadequate markings on the disabled parking bays.



“This problem was rectified in September with repainting of the bays and since then the only unpaid notices have related to cases where the DVLC has been unable to trace the vehicle owner,” said the report.

The council’s parks services staff have been issued with a handheld device for the issue of notices by Chipside, making the process more efficient.



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