2018/19 Annual Reports Shortlist Announcement
The shortlist of 2018/19 Annual Reports for this year’s PATROL Parking Annual Reports by Councils (PARC) Awards has now been selected.
While the ongoing COVID-19 situation has, unfortunately, meant that changes have had to be made to the running and format of the PARC Awards this year, including the cancellation of the reception at the House of Commons, we were keen to keep up the momentum and encourage traffic teams to prepare their 2019/20 reports.
- Borough of Broxbourne Council. View Broxbourne’s Report – You can also view Broxbourne’s video report here.
- Cardiff Council. View Cardiff’s Report.
- Cheshire East Council. View Cheshire East’s Report.
- Devon County Council. View Devon’s Report.
- Durham County Council. View Durham’s Report.
- Lincolnshire County Council. View Lincolnshire’s Report.
- Newcastle City Council. View Newcastle’s Report – You can also view Newcastle’s video report here.
- Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. View Welwyn Hatfield’s Report.
Brighton & Hove City Council have achieved considerable success in the PARC Awards and PATROL was delighted when Paul Nicholls, Parking Strategy and Contracts Manager, agreed to chair the independent PATROL PARC Review Group this year.
The Review Group (see membership below) met virtually to review the reports last month and the shortlist of 8 x 2018/19 Annual Reports were selected in consideration for an award. The shortlist follows a significant number of high-quality submissions for this year’s event.
Review Group Members
- Paul Nicholls, Brighton & Hove City Council (Chair)
- Jo Abbott, Communications Manager, RAC Foundation (Retired)
- David Leibling, Transport Consultant
- Lizzie Unwin, Freelance Graphic Designer
We will be in contact with the shortlisted authorities directly, with further information about plans on recognising those authorities for their contribution this year, despite the lack of a live event reception. PATROL will, however, be inviting all those shortlisted this year to the 2021 reception at the House of Commons, where both sets of winners will be presented with their awards.
We are delighted that Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle, and Chair of the Transport Committee, has once again agreed to host the event next summer.
We would like to recognise all authorities that have produced 2018/19 Annual Reports. While not every report can be shortlisted, they are all so important in continuing to explain to and engage with the public and external stakeholders on the purpose and importance of parking and traffic management, locally, in creating better communities in which to live and work.
We will be back in touch with you all soon regarding this year’s award winners. Each year, PATROL reviews its Toolkit to support local authorities in the production of their Annual Reports, and this year we are grateful to the PARC Review Group for their contribution to developing these resources.
Well done to all the shortlisted authorities!