Parking Enforcement

Christopher Raper-Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Stockton on Tees Council

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From: Christopher Raper-Smith

22 December 2009

Dear Stockton on Tees Council,

I am enquiring about the use of CCTV for parking enforcement which
I believe is called approved devices under the Traffic Management
Act 2004.

Dft publishes guidance for this which states:

"Motorists may regard enforcement by cameras as over-zealous and
authorities should use them sparingly. The Secretary of State
recommends that authorities put up signs to tell drivers that they
are using cameras to detect contraventions. ... The Secretary of
State recommends that approved devices are used only where
enforcement is difficult or sensitive and CEO enforcement is not
practical."

In the light of this can you please answer the following.

1.) Does the authority issue parking tickets using approved
devices, whether fixed or mounted on vehicles, and if so what is
the equipment used ?
2.) Will you please supply a list of locations in the area covered
where enforcement is difficult or sensitive or impractical as
described above, together with the reason ?
3.) Please list in which of these locations signs have been put up
as suggested in the guidance document.
4.) Please supply a list of all locations in your borough where
parking tickets have been issued through the use of approved
devices, together with the numbers issued this year.

Yours faithfully,

Christopher Raper-Smith

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22 December 2009

Dear Christopher Raper-Smith

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST 4331

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December 2009

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Mrs Laura Johnson

Management Information Officer

Business Support Unit

Performance and Business Services

Development and Neighbourhood Services

Stockton on Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings

Church Road

Stockton on Tees

TS18 1LD

Tel - 01642 526750

Fax - 01642 527070

E-mail - [2][email address]

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Stockton on Tees Council

23 December 2009

Dear Christopher Raper-Smith

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST - 4331

Thank you for your email received 22^nd December 2009 regarding your
request for information relating to Parking Enforcement. Responding to
your request please find below the following information:

Response from The Car Parking Manager from Stockton Borough Council is
that Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council have not, nor have imminent plans to
do so, enforced parking regulations with the use of CCTV cameras.

Should you have any queries regarding the information provided or if you
are unhappy about the service you have received, please do not hesitate to
contact me as detailed below. Alternatively you can make a complaint by
contacting our Customer Comments Department, Customer Comments,
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, PO BOX 660, Municipal Buildings, Church
Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1WY or via email [email address]

Further information regarding the Freedom of Information Act is available
from the Information Commissioner at [1]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Kind Regards

Mrs Laura Johnson

Management Information Officer

Business Support Unit

Performance and Business Services

Development and Neighbourhood Services

Stockton on Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings

Church Road

Stockton on Tees

TS18 1LD

Tel - 01642 526750

Fax - 01642 527070

E-mail - [2][email address]

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