A man has slammed the level of parking enforcement in his street as “totally unacceptable” after wardens failed to visit his half of the road for more than a week.
Chris Roberts, who lives in Bernard Road in the new light touch Zone S, started monitoring how often wardens were coming on his security camera footage.
In March, he contacted the council after no wardens visited for all 10 of the week’s no-parking timeslots, after which the street received three or four visits a week.
But another ten days have just gone past with no visits, from June 22 to the morning of July 2, with a warden finally spotted in the street yesterday afternoon – after he again raised the issue.
Mr Roberts said: “With the huge amount of revenue that parking enforcement is creating for the council surely there is money adequately put aside for enough parking enforcement officers?
“This is totally unacceptable.
“People living in parking zones need to know that light touch means only a rare visit from enforcement.”
However, Brighton and Hove City Council said the road was regularly visited and fluctuations in how often this happened were to keep bad parkers on their toes.
A council spokeswoman said: “Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO’s) have visited Bernard Road on 235 occasions since the scheme went live in October 2017, this is an average of 1 visit per day. 109 Penalty Charge Notices have also been issued.
“Bernard Road is situated in Area S which is a Light Touch parking scheme. Parking is restricted to permit holders only Monday to Friday for two hours in the day, one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon/evening.
“CEO’s do not have set days and times when they have to visit a street, two visits may occur one day and no visits the next.
“Flexible enforcement techniques ensure Light Touch schemes benefit from efficient and effective enforcement compared to single hourly visits which for non-permit holders can become predictable.”
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