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Parking Tickets

Requested on
Fri 7th June, 2013
Reference
FOI 3065
Resolution
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Question

1. How many parking tickets has the council area given out in the years: 2010,2011,2012 and 2013
2. The total amount of money raised from parking tickets by council area in the years: 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
3. The road name where most parking tickets are given out in the years: 2012 and 2013
4. The cost of the average parking ticket by council area (broken down by council or private)
5. The number of drivers that have lodged a compensation claim over the past five years for damage to their car as a result of having their car towed by the council in the years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
6. The total amount paid out in compensation to drivers for tow damage in the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013

Answer

Charnwood Borough Council do not issue parking tickets for on-street parking violations, this is managed by Leicestershire County Council which is the Highways Authority.  We are therefore unable to provide you with information regarding on-street parking tickets; information relating to on-street parking tickets would need to be requested from Leicestershire County Council.  In answering the questions below we have only taken into account off street parking (car parks).   
1.     How many parking tickets has the council area given out in the years: 2010,2011,2012 and 2013
Off street Parking in Charnwood Borough Council
Split into higher and lower bands
2013     off street penalties Higher – 135 Lower 1300 (up to current date)
2012     off street penalties Higher – 318 Lower 2945
2011     off street penalties Higher – 385 Lower 2969
2010     off street penalties Higher – 389 Lower 3115
2.     The total amount of money raised from parking tickets by council area in the years: 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Income only for penalties received i.e. no costs included
Financial year 2013 / 14             £12,159 (up to current date)
Financial year 2012 / 13             £84,278
Financial year 2011 / 12             £81,467
Financial year 2010 / 11             £89,443
3.     The road name where most parking tickets are given out in the years: 2012 and 2013
Most tickets are issued at Granby Street car park, Loughborough.
4.     The cost of the average parking ticket by council area (broken down by council or private)
The council does not hold figures relating to private car parks.  The figures below are for council car parks only.
Higher ticket is £70 reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days
Lower ticket is £50 reduced to £25 if paid within 14 days
5.     The number of drivers that have lodged a compensation claim over the past five years for damage to their car as a result of having their car towed by the council in the years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
None for parking offences – The council does not tow vehicles for parking in contravention
Removal of vehicle deemed to be abandoned by authorised officer:
2011     1 compensation claim
2010     1 compensation claim
6. The total amount paid out in compensation to drivers for tow damage in the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
None

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