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Leader clarifies current position on on-street parking enforcement

Posted on : 11 Sep 2017

Leader clarifies current position on on-street parking enforcement
Leader clarifies current position on on-street parking enforcement

The Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, Cllr Dave Poole is keen to clarify the council’s current position on proposals to transfer Civil Parking Enforcement responsibilities from Gwent Police to the council.
 
Cllr Dave Poole said, “Earlier this year we received notification from Gwent Police that they intend to withdraw their officers and staff from activities that involve enforcing parking restrictions as of 1st April 2018.
 
“However, our current position is that we, along with the other Gwent local authorities, agreed to progress business cases in order to better understand the policy, financial and operational implications of taking on Civil Parking Enforcement powers. This work is progressing, after which reports will need to be prepared for members’ consideration.
 
“Following members consideration, and should approval be granted, there is a statutory process to be undertaken with Welsh Government to formally transfer the relevant powers. We, along with the other local authorities are currently liaising with Gwent Police in relation to the relevant timescales within which this can be achieved – however it isn’t envisaged that this process will be achieved by April next year”. 



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