£520k col­lected from park­ing fines

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views -

BRID­GEND County Bor­ough Coun­cil has raised more than half a mil­lion pounds from is­su­ing park­ing fines over the past two years.

The lo­cal au­thor­ity is­sued fines to­talling £255,065 be­tween the mid­dle of May 2017 to the mid­dle of May 2018.

The pre­vi­ous year, for the same pe­riod, it is­sued fines to­talling £265,257.

All fines re­lated to park­ing penalty charge no­tices.

Park­ing of­fences that can lead to a penalty charge in­clude peo­ple park­ing for longer than they should in coun­cil­run car parks, park­ing on dou­ble yel­low lines, park­ing on bus stops, park­ing with­out a per­mit in per­mit-con­trolled ar­eas, or park­ing on school “keep clear” zones and pedes­trian cross­ings with zig-zags.

By law, sur­plus funds raised through is­su­ing fines must be put back into the park­ing ser­vice.

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