Bromley parking services set to be shared with neighbours Bexley
PUBLISHED: 09:54 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:54 15 February 2013
Bromley and Bexley 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 Colin Smith, who deals with environmental matters in Bromley, said: “At a time when local authorities are being pushed to their limits due to cuts in central government funding, making savings wherever possible remains absolutely vital.
“Residents and motorists should notice little change ‘on the ground’ given these changes are all about achieving greater efficiencies and reducing bureaucracy in the back office in both councils.”