Lincolnshire

Over 15,000 parking tickets issued in Lincolnshire in last six months

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Over 15,000 parking tickets have been issued in the county over the last six months, with fines totalling almost £500,000.

According to figures from Lincolnshire County Council, between July 2017 and December 2017 some 15,212 parking tickets were issued, with Lincoln having the highest rate over the last six months.

The number of PCNs issued in Lincolnshire in the last six months

Despite 15,212 tickets being issued, only 14,350 remained active, with a number being challenged and then revoked.

From this, £494,958 was taken, with the money then being used to meet the costs of running the service and any surplus ring-fenced.

In 2017, there was a surplus of £68,000 from PCNs, which is now being used to finance the CCTV pilot project currently taking place at selected schools across the county.

Of the 15,212 tickets issued in the county, 862 (5.7%) of these were successfully revoked.

East Lindsey has the highest number of tickets revoked, with 253 (8%) of fines issued over the last six months being repealed.

The number of PCNs revoked in Lincolnshire in the last six months

One in three challenges revoked

Figures also revealed that an average of one in three Penalty Charge Notices challenged were revoked in the county.

The percentage of PCNs challenged revoked in Lincolnshire in the last six months

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transport at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “It’s uncommon for a parking ticket to be revoked, and around 95% are paid.

“People only tend to challenge them if they believe they have good grounds, so it’s unsurprising that one in three challenges are successful.

“Parking tickets can be revoked for various reasons, for example a valid blue badge or residents parking permit being provided.

“Between July and December, the income from parking tickets was £494,958. However, the vast majority of that will be used to meet the costs of running the service.

“Any surplus will be ring-fenced and can only be spent on specific purposes, such as improving parking provision, environmental projects or other schemes relating to transportation.”