Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Local parking for Old Buckenham residents

More about the Attleborough trial
The editor of the village blog put in a Freedom of Information request to Breckland Council about the car parking trial that will take place at the Queen’s Square car park in Attleborough. Here are the questions he asked and the replies that were received.
Why is it necessary to get a ticket from a machine if the car park is being patrolled by parking attendants?
The car park will be patrolled by enforcement officers who need to know your time of arrival. In using tickets this also allows us to monitor the parking trial.
Are cars entering the park being monitored by number plate recognition equipment?
No this trial is not managed by CCTV. If you park and do not obtain a ticket, then you may be fined.
What has been and will be the financial cost of this scheme and who will be paying for it? This scheme has been funded out of the Market Towns Initiative, to support Attleborough town centre and increase footfall. Any ongoing cost from the trial will be funded from potential enforcement.
The machines will have cost money, will need maintenance when they breakdown and parking attendants will have to be paid. 

Kings Lynn Parking Partnership will maintain the breakdown of the machines and costs of the parking attendants.
Further expenditure will be needed to do the administration of the system of fines charged to those overstaying their time. Are these costing figures available to the public?
The parking enforcement will be managed by Kings Lynn Parking Partnership who will manage all these costs.

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