May 25 2013 Latest news:
Monday, January 7, 2013
TRAFFIC wardens working for the district council issued more than 1,000 parking tickets and fines last year, bringing more than £46,000 into council coffers.
The figures, released under the Freedom of Information Act, show that a total of 1075 tickets - almost three every day - were issued in 2011/12, bringing in a total of £46,708.33, compared with 930 tickets and £42.025 the previous year.
In 2009/10, 1015 tickets were issued but just £32.103.64 was collected, some 31 per cent less than in 2011/12 despite only 60 fewer tickets being issued.
In its latest accounts, East Cambridgeshire District Council says it expects to spend a total of £193,185 on car parking in the current financial year.
The authority is currently consulting on plans to introduce charges to park in Ely’s car parks, with a percentage of the excess funds generated over and above the £193,185 to be ploughed back into transport initiatives.