Mid Sussex District Council shortlisted for national parking award

PR2108/CO/MF - 30/05/2017

Mid Sussex District Council has been shortlisted for a PARC (Parking Annual Report by Councils) Award in recognition of the clear and concise parking information it provides to residents.

The Council produces an Annual Parking Report to keep residents informed about the latest developments within the parking service. It provides a clear overview of the year in terms of civil enforcement and pay and display car park performance.

The PARC Awards were launched in 2009 to increase transparency and promote best practice amongst councils in the production of information about parking. Mid Sussex District Council is one of only nine local authorities in the UK to be shortlisted for the award by PATROL, the Joint Committee of England and Wales for the civil enforcement of Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London.

Around 70 reports were considered for this year’s awards. The winners will be announced and awards presented at a House of Commons reception on 11 July 2017.

PATROL Director Louise Hutchinson said: “Annual reports allow Councils to set out their parking policies, provision and results of local consultations to meet the needs of their residents, businesses and visitors.”

PATROL commissioned an independent group of experts to judge the nominations.

The categories for the awards are:

1. Outstanding overall report
2. Outstanding shorter report

And best practice reporting in:
1. Innovation and new services
2. Customer service
3. Presentation of finance and statistics

The shortlisted councils are as follows:

Ashford Borough Council
Brighton & Hove City Council
Chichester District Council
Devon County Council
Durham County Council
Mid Sussex District Council
South Lakeland District Council
South Tyneside Council
Worcester City Council

For further information contact the Mid Sussex District Council Parking team on 01444 477212 or email parkinginfo@midsussex.gov.uk.