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Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement

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  • Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement

    Parking and Enforcement industries are shocked today after the government threw a MASSIVE spanner in their works in the Deregulation Bill:

    The explanatory statement states as follows:

    "This new clause deals with the enforcement of parking contraventions in England under Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004. It provides that, subject to certain exceptions, regulations under section 78 must provide for notification of a penalty charge to be given by a notice affixed to the vehicle (which means that a civil enforcement officer must be present to affix the notice).

    It also confers a power which would enable regulations to be made to restrict the use of CCTV and other devices in parking enforcement"


    Here's the BPA's Announcement from yesterday:

    Government proposal to ban CCTV at odds with Minister’s endorsement



    19 June 2014



    The BPA is surprised at Government proposals to ban CCTV and ANPR use in Civil Parking Enforcement as part of anamendment to the Deregulation Bill. This is at complete odds with a speech made at Parkex (10th June) by Transport Minister Robert Goodwill.

    He stressed how essential it is for the public to have confidence that CCTV should be used to promote safety and tackle congestion and recognised there was a strong case to retain CCTV camera enforcement in four areas: around schools, in bus lanes, at bus stops, and on red-routes.

    Kelvin Reynolds, BPA Director of Policy and Public Affairs said ‘We are pleased with the Minister’s recognition that CCTV has its uses and agree that better regulation is needed. The British Parking Association, along with stakeholders including the Local Government Association; Freight Transport Association; Living Streets; Disabled Motoring UK; Parliamentary Advisory for Transport Safety and Guide Dogs for the Blind has made an offer to work with Government in an open letter, to better defineand codify the use of CCTV & ANPR cameras through Statutory and Operational Guidance.

    ‘The Government has sprung this amendment on everyone with little notice and without publishing either an analysis of the consultation responses or the Government view. The proposed approach is heavy handed by a Government which is seeking to deregulate.I ronically, it is using the Deregulation Bill to impose further regulation on local government’.

    The BPA believes Government must show a commitment to the exemptions identified by the Minister but must also understand that CCTV may be appropriate in other situations.

    We understand the desire for better regulation but the BPA will be working on behalf its members to ensure that the benefits of CCTV and other camera enforcement are not compromised or lost because of this hasty proposal"

    Let's hope this manages to get right through into the enacted legislation. Aldi might have their stubborness over the planning permission issue thrown back in their face afterall.
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    Re: Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement

    Do you have the hansard or source of the amendment to the bill ? (because I can't find anything other than on BPA, here and CAG)
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      Re: Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement

      This is sweet music to my ears and a cacophony in the ears of those who use/misuse ANPR/CCTV. Let's give the government a hefty shove to include a ban on the use of ANPR by civil enforcement companies in the Deregulation Bill.

      Nice one, Wombats.
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        Re: Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement

        Originally posted by Amethyst View Post
        Do you have the hansard or source of the amendment to the bill ? (because I can't find anything other than on BPA, here and CAG)
        http://www.publications.parliament.u...a.181-187.html

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          Re: Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement


          Thank you Nibbler xx - my Google powers have been distinctly lacking today I always prefer to check the source before reporting it as fact, so annoys me when I can't find it.

          (3)


          After section 87 insert—


          “87A


          Power to prohibit use of devices etcarking contraventions in


          England


          (1)


          The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision to prohibit the


          use by civil enforcement officers of a device of a description specified in


          the regulations, or of records produced by such a device, in connection


          with the enforcement of parking contraventions on a road in a civil


          enforcement area in England.


          (2)


          The prohibition may be—


          (a)


          general, or


          (b)


          limited to particular uses specified in the regulations.


          (3)


          The regulations may provide that a general or limited prohibition does


          not apply in circumstances specified in the regulations (which may be


          framed by reference to the type of contravention, the circumstances in


          which a contravention occurs or in any other way).


          (4)


          Regulations under this section may amend this Part or any provision


          made under it.””


          Member’s explanatory statement


          This new clause deals with the enforcement of parking contraventions in England under Part 6 of


          the Traffic Management Act 2004. It provides that, subject to certain exceptions, regulations under


          section 78 must provide for notification of a penalty charge to be given by a notice affixed to the


          vehicle (which means that a civil enforcement officer must be present to affix the notice). It also


          confers a power which would enable regulations to be made to restrict the use of CCTV or other


          devices in parking enforcement.
          “We may not win by protesting, but if we don’t protest we will lose. If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.” Hetty Bower

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            Re: Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement

            So amendment proposed by Bill Wiggin ?
            “We may not win by protesting, but if we don’t protest we will lose. If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.” Hetty Bower

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              Re: Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement

              A ways to go yet but hopeful, some other interesting stuff in that bill also.

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                Re: Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement

                Parking eye shares WORTHLESS?

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                  Re: Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement

                  Although not related you might also be interested in this http://1exagu1grkmq3k572418odoooym.w...t-03-06-14.pdf

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                    Re: Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement

                    Apologies for not posting the link - I've been asleep for a few hours!

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                      Re: Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement

                      Originally posted by Amethyst View Post
                      my Google powers have been distinctly lacking today I always prefer to check the source before reporting it as fact, so annoys me when I can't find it.
                      Google has been sadly lacking in some areas recently. I spent nearly an hour last night just finding the right words to put in to get the result I knew was there. It used to pick up far more general terms and second guess you better. Maybe they've changed their algorithm again.

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                        Re: Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement

                        Firstly with regard to my first post, it is my understanding this will not apply to private land. It will be a welcome relief in many areas however where, for example, just stopping to drop off a passenger for a matter of a few seconds has resulted in a PCN being issued.

                        If ANPR is included with regards to the enforcement industry it would be excellent news.



                        Originally posted by righty View Post
                        Although not related you might also be interested in this http://1exagu1grkmq3k572418odoooym.w...t-03-06-14.pdf
                        An involved, but interesting read. I think many members of the public may feel a little outraged that a drug dealer be entitled to compensation for damages sustained in a RTA where he knew the driver was driving uninsured.

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                          Re: Government Proposes Ban on Use of CCTV and ANPR in Civil Parking Enforcement

                          One thing to note is that apparently this applies in England only, so the Champagne corks are still in in Cymru.

                          Hopefully ANPR for Civilian EA's will be banned soon as well, to address the injustices of third parties being forced to pay PCNs not gained by them as a new owner, and some even losing their car, and possibly job as a consequence, of inability to pay Whyte & Co or JBW their fees for the old owners debt..

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