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FLEXIBLE PARKING POLICY HAS MORE PUBLIC SUPPORT, SAYS MANCHESTER

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Manchester City Council has already adopted a more lenient parking enforcement policy, which it believes is more ac...
Manchester City Council has already adopted a more lenient parking enforcement policy, which it believes is more acceptable to the public.

Martin Lee, head of parking at the council, told BBC Radio Four's Today programme Manchester had originally taken a tough line on parking offences. But in 2003 it changed policy.

'We felt it wasn't working for us in Manchester, it wasn't the model we wanted to adopt,' Mr Lee said. 'We didn't think clamping was working, we stopped clamping, we told our parking attendants that they could exercise discretion in cases.

'That policy, which is a reasonable and proportionate one, is one which the public are prepared to support.'

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