Decision details

Review of Delivery of Parking Services (EDR2)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update the Executive on the outcomes of the Soft Market Testing


The Executive Meeting considered the outcomes of a review of the parking service, including soft market testing of opportunities for partnering arrangements with external providers for the provision of the public car parking service and agreed that


·         a mixed approach to service delivery for the provision of Car Parking Services, including the retention of in-house enforcement, the external provision of the cash collection function be progressed;

·         that opportunities for the collaboration in the delivery of the back office and the external provision of the cash collection be investigated;

·         a Pay by Mobile Phone system be implemented;

·         the investigation of local “cash back” systems for parking where supported by Traders Partnerships be implemented;

·         the regeneration work and complexities of developments in and around the Town Centre and the car parking portfolio in this location indicate that seeking a private sector partner for this work not be appropriate and that this be reviewed in two years’ time.



Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Equality Impact Assessment

Decision Reference: ED1425

Forward Plan Reference: EDR2

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The consultation undertaken as part of the soft market testing has been extensive.

Environment & Economy Scrutiny Committee

Contact: Sue Stevenson, Services to Place Email: Tel: 0161-474-4351, Steve Thompson, Services to Place Email: Tel: 0161 474 4873.

Report author: Sue Stevenson

Publication date: 22/08/2012

Date of decision: 20/08/2012

Decided at meeting: 20/08/2012 - Executive

Effective from: 30/08/2012

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