Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Regeneration & Transport Select Committee (ceased to operate 03/06/2015) Minutes

Date:
Monday, 15th December, 2008
Time:
10.00 a.m.
Place:
Lecture Hall, Stockton Central Library, The Square, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Maurice Perry(Chairman), Cllr Dick Cains(Vice-Chairman), Cllr Kevin Faulks, Cllr John Fletcher, Cllr Paul Kirton, Cllr Bill Noble, Cllr Fred Salt
Officers:
Bill Trewick, Karen Smith(DNS), Sarah Connolly, Michelle Jones, Chris Lunn, Kirsty Wannop(LD)
In Attendance:
PC Dawn Young (Cleveland Police), Ian McHugh(Cleveland Fire brigade)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Michael Smith, Cllr Steve Walmsley
Item Description Decision
Public
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33/08
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
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34/08
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 22ND SEPTEMBER 2008
 
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35/08
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 1ST DECEMBER 2008
CONCLUDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 1st December 2008 be forwarded to Council for consideration
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36/08
REVIEW OF PAVEMENT PARKING
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
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37/08
REVIEW OF HIGHWAY NETWORK MANAGEMENT
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
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38/08
WORK PROGRAMME
CONCLUDED that the work programme be noted.
10.00am/11.45am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
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33/08
There were no declarations of interest.
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34/08
The Minutes of the meeting held on 22nd September were signed by the Chair as a correct record.
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35/08
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 1st December 2008.
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36/08
Members received information from a representative of Cleveland Police, Cleveland fire brigade and an Enforcement Officer regarding issues they had with pavement parking. The Committee discussed the following issues:-

- Police would not enforce double or single yellow lines and would only enforce on the basis of obstruction and this included vehicle, animal, object causing obstruction on public pavement.
- Police would issue Fixed Penalty Notices to the sum of 30 and if further actions was needed would remove the obstruction be it a vehicle.
- The difference between the powers PC's and PCSO's, PCSO's cannot issue a ticket but would be able to gather evidence of the offence.
- How it was difficult for enforcement around schools as there only 10 enforcement officers and over 90 schools, 60 of these were primary schools where it was more likely to be children getting picked up and parents waiting.
- Enforcement had a priority list of schools which caused more problems than others.
- Enforcement officers can now give Penalty Charge Notices.
- Fire brigade do not really have problems with vehicles being parked on the pavement but if there was a problem they would liaise with enforcement and the police.

The Committee were informed that the police were doing a lot of work with schools on the matter with the idea that educating the children would hopefully educate the parents/guardians who were causing parking offences around the schools.

The representative for Cleveland Fire Brigade informed the Committee that there had been no reports in the last 12 months from crews regarding difficulty accessing a job due to obstructively parked vehicles. It was advised that if it was an emergency and a car was causing obstruction, they would not be as careful regarding parked cars and in past experiences, wing mirrors have been knocked off cars.
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37/08
Members considered a report that informed them of the results from the MORI survey, and were advised that a further, more detailed assessment of the results was being prepared by Policy, Performance and Communications
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38/08
Members discussed the work programme for the Committee and were asked by the chair to think of ideas for new review topics and to e-mail ideas to the Chair.

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