The latest Overview and Scrutiny meeting on Tuesday 2 February 2021 discussed the parking partnership, elections in May and HRA assets.
- Watch the webcast of Overview and Scrutiny on 2 February
- Read the agenda for Overview and Scrutiny on 2 February
North Essex Parking Partnership
A representative from North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) presented an update on its services and plans for the future to the committee.
NEPP work with Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) to deal with local concerns about where parking restrictions are required to help manage commuter, shopper or resident parking.
Plans include developing the 3PR scheme (3 Parking Rules) by working with local schools to encourage people to walk their children to school as much as possible or to park further away from the school gates to ease traffic.
Environmental issues and more charging points for electric vehicles are also part of future plans, which will help improve air quality and congestion in busy towns.
Due to COVID restrictions, the May 2020 elections were postponed until May 2021. The elections are still due to go ahead this year. Different polling stations and a count centre are still being finalised to ensure they are COVID-safe and fit for purpose.
Any decisions to postpone the elections further, because of Coronavirus, will be Government led.
The committee heard about a new proposed policy regarding the disposal of small land sites and individual properties that are part of the council’s HRA (Housing Revenue Accounts) assets.
The policy refers to land less than 80 square metres and single dwellings being sold on after assessments are carried out; and the money being reinvested into other council projects including building new council houses and improving council estates.
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