The Partnership was formed to ensure that parking enforcement is provided consistently and fairly across the County.
How the Partnership operates
The Notts Parking Partnership has employed NSL Services - www.nslservices.co.uk - to supply Civil Enforcement Officers (formerly known as Traffic Wardens) to enforce parking restrictions in the county. They provide approximately 20 officers across the county. The District and Borough Parking Managers manage parking enforcement in their respective areas. This consists of allocating daily patrol 'beats', issuing daily parking dispensations (permits), informing Enforcement Officers about reported parking issues and resolving formal appeals.
The County Council operates a single Penalty Charge Notice (parking fine) processing centre which ensures that all correspondence relating to Penalty Charge Notices is fairly and consistently responded to within set timescales. Read more about the Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs).
Benefits of Civil Parking Enforcement
Civil Parking Enforcement returns parking enforcement to a time when the Police and Traffic Wardens had enough resources to make sure that parking restrictions were respected. Over a number of years this resource has reduced as the Police have had to face new challenges. Legislation first introduced in 1991 has allowed local authorities to take responsibility for enforcement from the Police and many authorities have now done this.
The benefits of improving parking enforcement are:
Improved road safety
Greater availability of parking spaces particularly for shoppers
Greater protection of disabled spaces and residents parking areas.
What happens to money raised from PCNs
The money raised from the PCNs issued is used to pay for the enforcement service. Any money left over must be spent on improving local transport. This includes:
improving traffic management
better public transport
improving facilities for pedestrians or cyclists.