12 local authorities shortlisted for this year’s PATROL PACER Awards
PATROL is delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s Promoting Awareness of Civil Enforcement through Reporting (PACER) Awards, which recognises 2021/22 parking and traffic management Annual Reports.
The shortlisted authorities are as follows:
- Bath & North East Somerset Council
- Central Bedfordshire Council
- Cheshire East Council
- Chichester District Council
- Gloucestershire County Council
- Hampshire County Council
- Manchester City Council
- North East Lincolnshire Council
- North Essex Parking Partnership
- Nottingham City Council
- Powys County Council
- Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
The shortlist has been chosen from a number of high-quality entries this year and reflects the new regional focus of the awards to widen geographical representation. This change of format will now see an award given for the best report from each region:
- North West
- North East and Yorkshire
- Eastern England
- South East
- South West
While the reports will still be assessed on the basis of their content / structure, PATROL hopes the awards by region will be more inclusive and widen geographical representation among the winning authorities.
The shortlisted authorities have been invited to the PACER Awards reception in the House of Commons on Tuesday 11 July.
PATROL would like to congratulate all those shortlisted this year and thank every authority that produced an Annual Report for consideration.
A new host for the reception this year
Another change for this year comes in the form of a new sponsor and host of the awards reception at the House of Commons. This will be Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads and Local Transport (see below). He takes over from Baroness Vere in this ministerial role.
PATROL is delighted that Minister Holden has agreed to participate in the event and looks forward to welcoming him in July.
Huw Merriman MP, after many years of dedication and enthusiasm towards the awards programme, has had to pass on the baton due to his recent promotion to Minister of State, where his portfolio of rail and HS2 prevents him from sponsoring an event in the roads and traffic space. We wish Minister Merriman all the best in his new role.