Good progress has been made but more improvements are required are the conclusions of a report into on-street parking in St Albans.
St Albans District Council’s Audit Committee considered an Internal Audit report on on-street parking at its meeting on Wednesday, January 22.
It was heard that the appointment of a new officer with day to day responsibility for overseeing the on-street parking contract has meant good progress and has continued to be made in dealing with the contractual and enforcement issues.
The independent checking of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs), official orders made by the council detailing the nature and extent of parking controls within the district, has also been introduced.
This comes after concerns were raised over the lack of in-house expertise to check that TROs are fit for purpose before they are sealed. A dedicated officer has been appointed to deal with the creation and monitoring of Traffic Regulations Orders and Controlled Parking Zones.
Also found was that there has been minimal project management and management oversight of TROs, the council website information on TROs needs improvement, the Parking Shop did not have up to date records of properties falling within permit zones, write offs of old Penalty Charge Notices that cannot be progressed had not been undertaken regularly and TROs had not been published on the council website.