Wednesday, 2 March 2011

More than 1000 parking fines in Launceston last year

There were more than 1000 parking fines handed out in Launceston in the last 12 months according to figures obtained from Cornwall Council by the Cornish Guardian.

The 1039 fines were handed out for on- and off-street parking offences, ranking the town 5th in East Cornwall. Across Cornwall, Truro saw the most fines (7312) with Falmouth second at 4424. Newquay had almost 4000 fines and St Austell over 2000.

If the decision to massively increase parking charges is upheld following the call-in, then we can expect to see this number rising further as drivers abandon car parks and take their chances parking on-street.

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