Key Decision identified as Safer, Cleaner Neighbourhoods Through Appropriate Use of Our Enforcement Powers in the Notice of Key Decisions published on 9 December 2020.
The Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Enforcement, Community Safety and Customer Services presented the report of the Director: Neighbourhood & Enforcement Services. The report highlighted the enforcement duties fulfilled by the Council spanning a number of services.
Civil Parking Enforcement had been in place in the Borough for one year. The Council had suspended parking enforcement during the first national lockdown, in response to government guidance, CPE had resumed with the easing of restrictions. There had been over 500 informal warnings given and 2565 penalty charge notices issued. The enforcement team had engaged with Town and Parish Councils to create Community Action Teams to expand enforcement to a wider range of issues.
The report summarised the proposed next steps, which included the commencement of the Community Action Teams from April 2021 to address areas of specific concern and a fly tipping strategy.
a) the steps taken and the results of the first full year of Civil Parking Enforcement from 31 January 2020 be noted
b) the success of enforcement activity undertaken in 2020 be noted and the new areas of focus proposed for 2021 as featured in section 11 of the report be endorsed
c) authority be delegated to the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Enforcement, Community Safety and Customer Service, in consultation with the Director: Neighbourhood & Environmental Services, to approve and adopt a new Fly Tipping Strategy.