Lincolnshire County Council Overall Winner of 2020 PARC Awards
Lincolnshire County Council is the Overall Winner of this year’s PATROL Parking Annual Reports by Councils (PARC) Awards, which recognised 2018/19 Annual Reports.
Access Lincolnshire’s Annual Report here>>. The other award winners were as follows:
- Highly Commended for Reporting: Innovation and New Services
- Highly Commended for Reporting: Customer Service
Cheshire East Council
- Best use of Digital Channels
Newcastle City Council
View report>> View Video>>
- Best use of Design
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
- Best Concise Report
Borough of Broxbourne Council
View report>> View Video>>
Also commended for their Annual Reports, receiving Certificates of Recognition, were:
- Devon County Council
- Durham County Council
About the winning report
Chosen from a huge number of high-quality report entries this year, Lincolnshire’s report>> really stood out as one that encompassed comprehensive, but concise and well-presented information, while maintaining a distinct character and sense of place. Of particular note were the links to interactive mapping and lots of content on innovation and new developments, the great personal introduction from Councillor Richard Davies, graphical representations of contraventions and the clear, transparent sections on enforcement, appeals and finance.
The report really was a stand-out entry and one the team should be very proud of!
All other award and certificate winners this year have received feedback on their reports individually.
A ‘virtual congratulations’ from Huw Merriman MP
PATROL looks forward to presenting Lincolnshire County Council and all the winners with their awards and certificates at the House of Commons in 2021, together with Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle, and Chair of the House of Commons Transport Committee.
In the meantime, Mr Merriman has made time in his schedule to record the following video message for this year’s winners. Click the image below to watch the video.
Mr Merriman said: ‘These are extraordinary times and I just want to thank you [PATROL member authorities] for everything you’ve been doing throughout them.
‘A huge congratulations to Lincolnshire County Council for being this year’s overall winner… I very much hope that I can look forward to hosting you all in Parliament in 2021, when these unusual times are behind us. But for now, best wishes to you all.’
Paul Nicholls, Parking and Contracts Manager, Brighton & Hove City Council, who chaired the independent PATROL PARC Review Group, which selected the winners, said: ‘It has been an absolute pleasure to chair the independent Review Group this year and, particularly, to see so many high-quality reports submitted. Huge congratulations to the winners and thanks to all those authorities that submitted a report – there are so many great examples of best practice in tackling important local issues. PATROL will be looking to share these moving forward.’
I’m sure you will join us in extending a big congratulations to Lincolnshire County Council and all the winning authorities this year.
PATROL would also like to say a huge thank you to Paul Nicholls and his fellow judges on the independent PATROL PARC Review Group: Jo Abbott (Communications Manager RAC – Retired); David Leibling (Transport Consultant) and Lizzie Unwin (Freelance Graphic Designer).
While it has been a disruptive and challenging year for us all, public information about parking and traffic management remains vital. Therefore, PATROL wishes to recognise authorities that have sought to proactively engage with their communities on the local traffic management challenges they face and the steps they are taking to address them.
The work you do will continue to be so critical as towns, cities and communities start to get back on their feet, their bikes and in their cars in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
PATROL will be in touch with member authorities soon with news of some updated materials for the PATROL Annual Report Toolkit, which we hope will support those authorities planning to submit a 2019/20 report for next year’s event.