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Sunday, 17 July 2016

Parking Charges in Brent

Brent Council's next executive meeting contains yet another report on parking.  This report is now to be an annual event.

Parking Charge Notices (PCNs) issued through CCTV have fallen dramatically, thanks to the government's rather illogical changes in this area.  The report says that this is having a detrimental effect on traffic management around schools in particular.

Yet the total number of PCNs and the level of fines have gone up.  This is because more cameras have been introduced at yellow box junctions, catching moving traffic offences.  The Council says it is also better at collecting the fines, although the figures still seem to indicate that a lot of people are not paying.  A 71% recovery rate implies almost a third of people don't pay.  It is also noteworthy that the majority of on street parking is now paid cashlessly.

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