County’s parking hotspots revealed
IF you want to avoid having a parking ticket stuck on your windscreen in Carmarthenshire, don’t overstay your welcome on Blue Street in Carmarthen or Llanelli’s Vaughan Street.
The town centre streets were fertile territory for the council’s traffic wardens, who issued a total of 8,897 parking tickets in 2018-19.
The figures follow a Freedom of Information request.
Lammas Street in Carmarthen came third in the list of streets with the most parking tickets in the county.
The council was unable to say how much revenue it received from car parks and how much it spent on them as these figures come under a wider parking services department.
The most tickets issued by one officer was 1,690, with two colleagues dishing out 1,611 and 1,452 tickets respectively.
Next year’s figures are likely to include tickets from camera enforcement vehicles, which began operating in Carmarthenshire in April.