A SOLUTION IN SIGHT
On the 5th of December 2022, the JPC will, if appropriate, resolve to place the management of the Croft Car Park in the hands of a third-party, car parking specialist.
This will be the culmination of many years of investigations, consultancy bids, competitive estimates, and debate.
Undoubtedly, finding a solution to suit all has been the stumbling block, and it was therefore correct to re-examine the exact terms of the lease and its covenants to determine how such management must be executed in support of a ‘SHOPPERS CAR PARK’.
The JPC has no expertise in car park management and to continue with any plans for them to do so, may have placed the JPC at risk.
The JPC sincerely hopes that the formula now in place will ensure a safe and efficient future for the car park and its users, whilst providing a very useful income stream destined to be used on other infrastructure projects in town.
THE OUTCOME WILL BE IN THE PUBLISHED MINUTES OF THE MEETING ON THE 5TH OF DECEMBER NEXT
PLEASE COME ALONG
THE SOLUTION HAS BEEN AGREED UNANIMOUSLY AT THE JPC MEETING 5TH DECEMBER
The JPC will engage with Napier Parking Limited in the management of the Croft Shoppers Car Park
The JPC is legally bound to adhere to the Freehold covenants applicable in the use of this space, and in particular, Clause 3, which is available to view hereunder.
CROFT COVENANT ON USE – CLAUSE 3. FIRST SCHEDULE
Subject To Contract
Napier will fund the entire car park set up for the 3 separate car parks which form The Croft
Shoppers Car Park facility will install 2 pay terminals that both accept contactless and coin payments
and also set up pay-by-phone, we will erect signage and signposts throughout the location to
ensure total compliance, the car park will be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and
will be patrolled to ensure everyone is adhering to the conditions of parking. Our attendant will
ensure the site is clean and tidy and in good order and will also assist with general litter picks.
Napier will totally manage the car parking operation, online marketing, and permit sales, and provide
regular cash collections, counting, banking, supplying the JPC with full regular remittance
and revenue reports, you will also be supplied a client log-in to the portal of the pay machines
and the pay-by-phone provider, so we are totally transparent.
Tariff ( Monday – Sunday 0800 hours – 2000 hours )
1 hour – 50p
2 hours -£1.00
3 hours -£2.00
4 hours -£3.00
Free parking overnight 2001 hours – 0759 hours the following day
(valid at all times)
We can offer annual permits for local businesses or residents that can be virtual and vehicle-specific via our website OR physical permits that will need to be displayed within the vehicle
by the driver, these can be person specific with a serial number and could be used in different
vehicles, we can cap these at 10 initially to ensure we achieve your objective of making the
car parking available for shoppers, I would suggest we market the annual permits at £500 per
[Note: The Napier Permit Application form will differ from the document provided earlier
by the JPC]
Contract & Terms
Napier would require a minimum contract term of 24 months, rolling thereafter with 3 months
notice to terminate, we would look to retain 35% of all car parking income net of transaction
processing costs, you ( the client) are to receive 65% of car parking income net of transaction
costs, you would be liable for any business rates and the physical environment of the car park,
Napier is to retain any FCN revenue if any.
The JPC plans to have the car park operational during January – February 2023.
Full details on obtaining a parking permit and the general rules of use of the car park will be published on this page in due course
PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS – ORDINARY & EXTRAORDINARY MEETINGS ON THE CROFT CAR PARK UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION 2019 -2023
The JPC has now advised successful applicants for permits to apply directly with the car park management team at Napier. Those who applied but sadly were not successful have been informed by the Clerk. The tenure of the permit will be 12 months from the signing-on date, holders will not automatically be renewed as the system will be reviewed at that time.