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Agenda item

PERSISTENT EVADERS OF PAYMENT OF PARKING PENALTY CHARGES: ADOPTION OF PART 5 (NON-PAYMENT OF PENALTY CHARGES) OF THE LONDON LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND TRANSPORT FOR LONDON ACT 2008

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to recommend to Council that Council:

(1)  resolves to adopt Part 5 of The London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008 (“the Act”) which provides local authorities, in London, with power to take enforcement action, against Persistent Evaders throughout Greater London; 

 

(2)  approves a date for Part 5 of the Act to come into operation with such date not to be earlier than the expiry of one month from the publication, in the London Gazette, of notice of the making of the resolution; and

 

(3)  notes a review will be carried out after 12 months to determine the effectiveness of using the Part 5 power to enforce against Persistent Evaders throughout the Greater London area.  A decision, based on this internal review to be taken by the Deputy Leader of the Council on the feasibility to continue at that time.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

None.

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Loakes introduced the report and explained that there was an increasing cohort of individuals that were receiving penalty notices and not paying them.  He said that the legislation would allow the Council access to the records of parking contractors, identify persistent evaders of penalty notices and remove the offenders’ vehicles.  Councillor Loakes added that the money collected would make a significant difference to the borough.

 

The Leader described the approach as fair and said that the residents of the London Borough of Waltham Forest would expect the Council to take such action. 

 

Councillor Loakes then paid tribute to the work of Anthony Hall – Head of Parking Services and Mehmet Hassan – Senior Contract Manager (Highways and Traffic Management).

 

Cabinet agreed to recommend to Council that Council:

 

(1)  resolves to adopt Part 5 of The London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008 (“the Act”) which provides local authorities, in London, with power to take enforcement action, against Persistent Evaders throughout Greater London; 

 

(2)  approves a date for Part 5 of the Act to come into operation with such date not to be earlier than the expiry of one month from the publication, in the London Gazette, of notice of the making of the resolution; and

 

(3)  notes a review will be carried out after 12 months to determine the effectiveness of using the Part 5 power to enforce against Persistent Evaders throughout the Greater London area.  A decision, based on this internal review to be taken by the Deputy Leader of the Council on the feasibility to continue at that time.

 

 

 

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