Bexley parking services set to be shared with neighbours Bromley
PUBLISHED: 09:59 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:01 15 February 2013
Bexley and Bromley councils are set to share parking services in a move that could save a combined £270,000 a year.
The two boroughs began sharing library services early last year and are now looking to join forces by again with parking by April.
It is thought the councils will save £270,000 in staffing costs and ICT efficiency savings. Further significant savings are expected in 2016 when their parking enforcement contracts are combined also.
The shared service will cover all aspects of parking, including on and off street, management of enforcement and appeals against fines.
Cllr Gareth Bacon, Bexley’s cabinet member for environment and public realm, said “The shared service will build on the existing partnership between the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley, with both councils sharing the benefits and costs.
“Having said this, the service will remain flexible and attuned to the parking priorities in both boroughs.”