Motorists driving through route raise £150,000 for council
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.