Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To update Cabinet on the progress made toward becoming a Cashlite council and seek approval to establish a cashlite parking scheme.
(1) the implementation of 1-hour free car parking in all council car parks except West House and the Leisure Centre car parks where the current arrangements will remain in place, be agreed;
(2) the move towards a cashlite council by removing all pay and display machines, with the exemptions detailed in tables 1 and 2 of the officer report, to a cashless solution with options to pay by app, phone (card) or in cash at a local pay point shop within a five-minute walk, be agreed;
(3) the Head of Highways, Transport and Asset Management, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Community Safety be authorised to consider the consultation responses and if appropriate make and implement traffic management orders; and
(4) as part of the decommissioning of the Civic Centre site, the current kiosks at the civic centre be disabled
Reason for Decisions: The move to a cash lite council would reduce the significant costs incurred through handling cash and the maintenance/ upgrade of all pay and display machines, whilst also ensuring effective, efficient, and sustainable services.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: As set out in the report.
Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted: None.
Report author: Director of Finance
Publication date: 14/10/2022
Date of decision: 13/10/2022
Decided at meeting: 13/10/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 22/10/2022