Clash over Hull City Council parking wardens contract
A contract to operate parking enforcement on behalf of Hull City Council could be retendered.
The council's ruling Labour administration has previously indicated it wants to see the service brought back in-house.
It is currently run by private contractor Vinci Park.
It has operated parking enforcement on behalf of the council since 2006 and employs 26 full-time traffic wardens, two supervisors and a manager.
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The firm's contract with the council is due to expire in January, although there is an option to extend it for another six months.
Now a new council report says any contract should be subject to a retendering process.
The report, by council streets manager Andy Burton, says: "It is important to note that a retendered contract may result in a higher or lower price from that currently operating, which would affect the relative competitiveness of any in-house service proposal."
However, in the same report transport portfolio holder Councillor Martin Mancey supports an in-house transfer.