Parking fines at Grainville and FB Playing Fields (FOI)
Parking fines at Grainville and FB Playing Fields (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 09 August 2019.
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I shall be grateful if you can provide the following information:
How many Parking Control Officers and other persons who are legally able to issue a parking tickets are employed by the Government?
Please state full-time, part time contract, permanent and temporary, and their employer.
In relation to the parking at FB Fields and Grainville Playing Fields has an outside agency been employed to monitor these car parks?
What controls are in place to ensure that the employees of these entities are fully compliant with all aspects of Jersey Employment / Population Laws (registered / entitled employees and so on)
In relation to B above, please provide the full tender documentation and details of where the above was advertised and for how long?
Please provide the minutes of any meetings where the change of policy (whereby a disc needs to be displayed) in relation to the parking at Grainville Playing Fields and the FB Playing Fields were discussed.
Please advise how many tickets have been issued at Grainville Playing Fields and the FB Playing Fields have been issued during the last 18 months?
Please breakdown these numbers (in F above) to each day of the week and also please break down the timings of the tickets issued as follows: Weekday between 8am and 5pm and between 5pm and 8am. Weekend and bank holidays - anytime
Please advise the monetary value of the tickets issued during the last 18 months at Grainville Playing Fields and the FB Playing Fields?
Please advise how many vehicles have been removed from Grainville Playing Fields and the FB Playing Fields during the last 18 months?
Please advise how many vehicles have received tickets for failing to display a valid insurance disc at Grainville Playing Fields and the FB Playing Fields during the last 18 months?
The Government (through the Jersey Car Parking Trading Fund) employs thirteen full time Parking Control Officers who patrol On Street in St Helier and in chargeable Public Car Parks.
In addition, duty managers and persons authorised by the controlling body at various sports sites across the Island (eg: FB Fields, Granville, Fort Regent, and so on) also have the power to issue parking fines.
The States of Jersey and Honorary Police officers also have the power to issue parking fines, however, this is not their dedicated role.
The Government of Jersey do not hold information regarding the Honorary Police.
However, this information may be held by the parishes so you might wish to send your information request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
The sports division of Growth Housing and Environment have contracted JMD Secure to monitor their car parks.
It is the responsibility of JMD Secure to ensure that their staff are compliant with all relevant legislation.
At the time of appointment the contract value was not significant enough to warrant a formal tender process taking place.
The appointment of JMD Secure took place on a trial basis and after an initial three month period JMD Secure were asked to monitor other car parks. The contract value still falls below the amount required for the appointment to go out to tender.
The Road Traffic (Public Parking Places) (Jersey) Order 2006 sets out the need for discs to be displayed in public parking areas.
Signage has been in place at Granville and FB Fields for many years which explains the need for a disc to be displayed. However the responsibility of policing these parking areas has previously fallen to the duty managers and authorised persons of the sites. Due to operational shortages they have been unable to properly police their parking areas and very few tickets have historically been issued.
Tickets issued during the last 18 months
|Grainville Playing Fields||556|
|FB Playing Fields||149|
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All tickets issued have a penalty value of £60 which must be paid within 28 days. The penalty is reduced to £40 if it is paid within three days.
Three vehicles have been removed from the car parks during the last 18 months.
None - JMD Secure do not have the authority to issue tickets for this offence.
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