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Warns drivers as traffic police demand more parking fines after council lost £8,000 in six months

Traffic police have been told they need to introduce more parking fines after a council lost £8,000 in six months.

Blaenau Gwent Council awarded only 1,029 tickets between November 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021.

The conductor has been informed that an additional fine must be paid

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The conductor has been informed that an additional fine must be paidCredit: Getty – Contributor

But according to the Local Democratic Reporting Service, the council’s business model says that 3,500 penalty notices need to be issued each year.

It means that the conductor will have to triple the amount of the fine they give out in order to hit the target.

It comes after the cost of the scheme fell to a deficit of £8,042 this year.

Mark Hopkins, council official Blaenau Gwent, told councilors that the shutdown meant staff had been reassigned to work elsewhere.

And this has affected the number of fines given out, BBC reported.

For 2020/21, the scheme ended with a surplus of £11,466, partly due to a £27,000 subsidy by the Welsh government.

This is because car parking payments were lost during the first national lockdown from March 2020 to July 2020.

But by April and September of this year, costs were short of £8,042.

“A full review needs to be done,” said community services supervisor Mandy Moore.

“Covid aside, this doesn’t show the best results we’re looking for.”

Mr. Hopkins replied: “Over the past two years, due to Covid restrictions, staff unavailability and illness, we haven’t had a long time to have two CPOs (Civil Enforcement Officers) on the job. full at Blaenau Gwent.”

Ms. Moore added the review should check to see if there are enough parking staff in the area.

The council’s environmental executive, Joanna Wilkins, said: “It is vital that the current business model can continue to thrive and be safe where it is required.”

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Caroline Bleakley

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