The Royal Borough is to privatise parking enforcement across Windsor and Maidenhead.

It has awarded a two year contract to NSL Ltd to enforce parking controls on and off the street, as well as the operation and management of its car parks.

The authority agreed last year to explore alternative ways of meeting increased demand for parking space, particularly during the many large events that now take place.

Cllr Carwyn Cox, cabinet member for environmental services said: “We have looked long and hard at how best to meet the demand for parking enforcement in the borough and are confident this new partnership with NSL Ltd will lead to a more responsive service.

“Residents and visitors want to know that they can park safely and reasonably in the borough and by delivering parking services differently we will be able to continue to make that happen."

Mark Hoskin, Managing Director of NSL, said: “We look forward to building a strong partnership that will deliver improved outcomes for the benefit of all members of the local community.”

The contract, due to begin in December, will initially run for two years with a number of options to extend this subject to delivery.

NSL Ltd was selected following a competitive procurement process.