NSL has been awarded a seven year contract to undertake parking enforcement and associated services for Warrington Borough Council. NSL will provide on and off-street parking enforcement, car-park management, and cash collection. Notice processing will be undertaken from NSL’s flagship shared service centre in Oldham. There is also the potential for future services to be provided, including environmental enforcement, and Blue Badge fraud detection.
The new service goes live on 21 July 2014, and twenty officers have been transferred into NSL from previous provider, APCOA. Civil Enforcement Officers will be kitted out with body-worn cameras within the first six months.
Graham Williams, NSL’s Commercial Director, said: “NSL is able to use its market leading expertise to bring ideas that are tailored to individual Councils. For Warrington Borough Council we look forward to introducing digital channels to make parking services more accessible, helping the Council protects the local environment, whilst proactively taking action against blue badge fraudsters who deprive disabled motorists of independence, and safe places to park, which has been so highly publicised recently.”
Councillor Linda Dirir, Executive Board Member for Highways, Transportation and Climate Change, said: “NSL is a progressive and forward thinking provider and has a proven track record of providing additional environmental enforcement services (such as dog fouling and littering) to local authorities through the use of body-cameras.
“To actively prevent the misuse and abuse of blue badges, civil enforcement officers will also be trained to identify and enforce their fraudulent use which may result in the seizure of blue badges and a fine being issued. We are also looking forward to working with them on the introduction of new parking tools, set out in the parking strategy for Warrington.”
WBC’s appointment of NSL, the UK’s biggest parking services provider, strengthens its presence in the north-west of England, adding to its services in Manchester, Sefton, Wirral, Lancashire, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, and Tameside.
For further information, please contact Luke Allen, Director of Communications, 07468 701361, or Luke.Allen@nsl.co.uk
Notes to Editors:
NSL is a leading UK company specialising in the delivery and management of frontline services in complex public sector and regulated environments. Our core services include business process management; enforcement; passenger and social transport; street management and technical design services. We currently have over 70 contracts with local, regional and central government, as well as with the airport and the private sector, and have delivered contracts for high-profile government agencies, such as The Royal Parks, DVLA, Transport for London and Transport Northern Ireland.