Council coffers scoop parking fines cash boost

Parking fines
Parking fines

Scarborough Council has picked up more than £2.4 million in parking tickets during the last five years, the Scarborough News can reveal.

The council has racked up £2,427,530 in charges from 2007 across the borough.

And statistics revealed through a Freedom of Information Act, also show attendants have slapped tickets worth more than £6,200,000 on vehicles in the same period.

However, the council is still owed £260,478 in unpaid monies.

The biggest haul of cash came from Foreshore Road, where 1,832 parking tickets were issued between 2011 and 2012. The authority also gave out 1,518 notices in the same road throughout the previous year.

In the financial year 2011/2012 motorists parking in St Nicholas Cliff are also counting the cost after 763 drivers were given tickets last year, with 431 notices issued in Albemarle Crescent and 350 in North Street Car Park.

During the previous financial year 821 tickets were issued in St Nicholas Cliff, 482 were handed out in St Nicholas Street and 416 in Albemarle Crescent.

At the time of going to press no one from the council was available for comment.

The authority took over responsibility for enforcing on-street parking regulations in 2008 – it had previously been the responsibility of traffic wardens working for North Yorkshire Police.