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LGA: Councils respond to Government's parking announcement

Responding to the Government announcement on parking enforcement, Cllr Tony Ball, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association's Economy and Transport Board, said:

"Parking controls are not about revenue raising, they are absolutely essential for keeping the roads clear and making sure people can park near their homes and local shops.

"Camera cars have been instrumental in keeping children from being hurt or killed on the way to school, and CCTV plays an important role elsewhere in monitoring traffic flow and keeping cars moving.

"Nobody likes getting a parking fine but the fact that less than one per cent go to adjudication shows that in the vast majority of cases councils get it right.

"Income from on-street parking fines and charges is spent on parking services with any money left over spent on services like fixing potholes and providing subsidised bus travel to children and the elderly."

Author:  LGA Media Office
Contact: LGA Media Office, Telephone: 020 7664 3333

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