Mo­torists driv­ing through route raise £150,000 for coun­cil

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MO­TORISTS driv­ing through Chel­tenham’s Boots Cor­ner have racked up £150,000 of prof­its for Glouces­ter­shire County Coun­cil.

Cam­eras have been mon­i­tor­ing a sec­tion of Clarence Street since June 28 when gen­eral through traf­fic was banned, with fines for breaches com­ing in on Au­gust 13.

A Boots Cor­ner fine is £30 if paid in two weeks and £60 if not.

Glouces­ter­shire County Coun­cil this week con­firmed the amount it made after costs since Au­gust in a meet­ing at the au­thor­ity.

It said the in­come rate is drop­ping as “peo­ple be­come more used to the new ar­range­ments, and this de­crease is ex­pected to con­tinue.”

The money will be pumped back into the town’s cy­cling and foot­path in­fra­struc­ture.

The trial is ex­pected to last 18 months, and a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion is due to end in the New Year.

The fig­ure was re­vealed at a full coun­cil meet­ing at Glouces­ter­shire County Coun­cil.

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