Parking Services have had some coverage both last Friday and this. Last Friday council leader Jason Stacey highlighted in his weekly message how the new Parking Services enforcement contract has led to a 20% fall in the number of PCNs being issued in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. Today the Ealing & Acton Gazette is covering the problem of the Â£6 million hole in the parking finances caused by overstating of income in previous financial years. No actual money has been lost in this transaction, instead the council has admitted that Â£6 million of income they thought they would collect cannot in fact be collected, but the effect is that the council has Â£6 million less than it though it had. This is yet another hangover from the poor financial management of the previous administration.
I have been asked to chair a scrutiny panel looking into Parking Services. No doubt it will be of interest to many Ealing residents. So far the officers have not been great at promoting the dates for these meetings. If you follow this link you could work it out by going into each month in turn! If you follow this link there is not much info. Altogether pretty rubbish.
Anyway if you are interested in this topic here are the dates:
- Thursday 5th July 2007
- Tuesday 11th September 2007
- Thursday 15th November 2007
- Thursday 10th January 2008
- Wednesday 5th March 2008
All the meetings take place at 7pm at the Town Hall.