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Council to spend £1m on traffic wardens

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 18, 2014

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A COUNCIL which is making £157 million worth of cuts is to spend £1 million on traffic wardens.

Derbyshire County Council is putting a contract worth £1 million out to tender.

The winning company is asked to provide trained Civil Enforcement Officers for on street enforcement in Derbyshire, as well as off street enforcement in the car parks enforced by all district and borough councils in the county, including some of the county council's countryside car parks.

The requirement is to provide approximately 41,000 hours of enforcement.

The contract is set out over a five-year period.

The council recently revealed it had to make £157 million worth of cuts from its budget and is also having to make 1,600 of its staff redundant to cope with the cuts.

Among many others, the mobile library service will also be affected.

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