Parking fines increase for third year in a row

The number of parking fines issued by North East Lincolnshire council has increased for three years in a row, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS).

A freedom of information request for parking fines data by LDRS found that almost 9,000 fines were issued by the council in 2023-24, raising more than £260,000.

North East Lincolnshire Council said the number of fines was still less than in pre-pandemic years.

The council also said the money raised from fines goes back into the enforcement service.

Number of fines in North East Lincolnshire and revenue raised – according to the council's data seen by the LDRS

  • 2023-24 8,878 fines issued, £266,071 raised

  • 2022-23 6,542 fines issued, £205,473 raised

  • 2021-22 5,544 fines issued, £179,566 raised

A council spokesperson said:

“Any surplus is ring-fenced by legalisation which limits what it can be spent on, and the revenue breakdown is published on the council website.”

The council also explained they have seen an increase in parking fines or penalty charge notices (PCN’s), as a result of enforcement cameras that were introduced outside schools.

The council told the LDRS that the first school to get the CCTV enforcement outside was Signhills Academy, ahead of the 2022-23 school year. A number of other schools have followed.

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