Town Hall expected to agree £50m parking deal
16 June, 2017
Green councillor Caroline Russell
TOWN Hall chiefs were last night (Thursday) expected to agree a new £50million contract for parking services with NSL.
The firm, which provides CCTV and traffic wardens for local authorities across the UK, was first selected by Islington Council to run the service in 2007. Its new contract, which starts in September, will see the company enforce parking in the borough until August 2024.
Other councils, including Waltham Forest, Haringey and Tower Hamlets, will share parking services with Islington to reduce costs.
The new contract will be funded through parking revenue budgets. Any extra money generated from parking tickets and fines will be used to improve roads, the council said.
Green councillor Caroline Russell said she was concerned that the report before councillors did not mention parking attendants being used to enforce action against idling engines, which contribute to dirty air.
But, after raising concerns, she said she had received assurances from senior officers that they will consider including such a provision in the new deal.