Generate income for GCC through enforcement.

Please note I was walking along a street in Glasgow the other day and seen a  Community Enforcement Officers (CEO) issue a tickets to a person for littering and a Glasgow City Council Traffic Warden issue a ticket to a car that was illegally parked.

A solution to this to generate more income for Glasgow City Council, would it not be better for a combined workforce where a Community Enforcement Officer and Traffic Warden could issue any tickets from littering straight though to illegally parked cars within Glasgow. I would suggest this would an ideal opportunity for this to sit with Community Safety Glasgow as the organisation has all the cameras in the city and could find the hot spots to send the officers to issue tickets .

I know of one Local Authority who already does this and it is Aberdeen City Council. They have an all ‘singing and dancing officer’ who do this. I can find out more information if you wish. Please note, in terms of issuing parking tickets as whole in Scotland, Aberdeen issued the highest number of tickets in comparison to tickets to that of Glasgow  City Council (who came in 3rd) for parking tickets.


 

Why the contribution is important

This is idea is important because:

 

  • It fits within the main objectives of Glasgow City Council's Tranformation objectives of trying to generate and save money for the council
  • It will enhance two services and bring the Council up in the league tables for issuing tickets.
  • It will generate income, which the council could use elsewhere to make the city a cleaner and place.

by GeneratingincomeforGCC on October 04, 2016 at 03:55PM

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Comments

  • Posted by lauramrtn October 04, 2016 at 19:44

    This is a great idea - many people illegally park on yellow lines etc out with the hours of traffic wardens and in areas which are not regularly patrolled. By targeting areas, combining patrols and also retroactively issuing tickets when evidence exists on camera would help to punish those breaking the rules and encourage them to see the consequences of their behaviour.
  • Posted by CherylEMO October 04, 2016 at 22:22

    Great idea. I support this.
  • Posted by Moneysaver October 05, 2016 at 11:07

    I am afraid this will simply be hounding the poor motorist who is already contending with a car hostile city centre which is resulting in closed shops and loss of NDR revenue. It is not life threatening event if a car is legally or illegally parked. It is just a 6 by 4 box of surface tarmac.

    There is too much fining and petty rules and regulations which is stifling society.
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