Issue details

Review of parking enforcement including continued use of the camera car

To remove the mobile parking enforcement camera car from operating across the bay. This service was predominantly used to enforce no parking restriction areas outside school and on bus stops.  Alternative provision based on education rather than enforcement is to replace this form of enforcement service.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Ending a service;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/02/2014

Decision due: Not before 30 May 2014 by Elected Mayor

Lead member: Executive Lead for Safer Communities, Highways, Environment and Sport

Lead director: Commissioner of Place and Environment

Contact: Steve Hurley Email:

Consultation process

Transport Working Party were consulted on 23rd January 2014


Ward members
Community Partnerships
Head of Finance

Reason for inclusion in Forward Plan: This will reduce current operating costs of the vehicle and staff resources To work with schools to educate parents of the dangers to children of inappropriate parking rather than enforcement, ensuring that people abide by restrictions all the time not just if the camera car is operating outside a specific school Schools could assist with enforcement and take action themselves

Key Risks: Reduced resources in the road safety unit where education is slow in reaching all Torbay schools Parents may not abide by restriction zones Cost of repayments on purchase of equipment cannot be recouped Increased inappropriate parking levels in enforcement zones

If you want to make representations contact:: Torbay Council Parking and Enforcement Service, c/o Residents and Visitor Services, Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR, email