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Cabinet Decision: 19th April 2018
Title of Item/Report
Scrutiny Review of Disabled Parking (Task and Finish Review)
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that presented the Place Select Committee findings and recommendations following the Task and Finish Scrutiny Review Security of Disabled Parking.

RESOLVED that:

1. The Council introduce prosecution for fraudulent use of blue badges, on the basis of the Council recouping the costs incurred and that appropriate training for Civic Enforcement Officers be carried out in order to facilitate this.

2. An audit of the location and suitability of disabled bays (for both wheelchair and non-wheelchair users) be conducted in order to assess the nature and extent of improvements required to disabled bay provision within Stockton Borough Council owned car parks, both on and off street.

3. Prior to any new car parks being developed by the Authority in the future, Disabled Motoring UK and/or other Disability Advisory Groups be consulted to ensure we are meeting the needs for those who are using them.
Reasons for the Decision
The report presents the findings of the scrutiny review that took place as part of the agreed work programme for 2016/17.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Steve Nelson declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 5 - Scrutiny Review of Disabled Parking (Task and Finish Review) as his wife was a recipient of a Blue Badge.
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight, 27 April 2018
Attachment

Date of Publication: 23 April 2018


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