Penalties paid by motorists parking illegally in Windsor Road Penarth continue to produce the most revenue of all parking hot-spots in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The parking penalties are imposed by a joint operation run by Bridgend County Borough Council and the Vale of Glamorgan Council under a scheme called Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE).
If parking tickets are not paid or challenged during the initial 28 day period, a Notice to Owner will be served on the registered keeper of the vehicle, requiring full payment of the penalty charge.
If payment is made within 14 days of the date of issue, then the charge is reduced by 50%. If no payment is received within 14 days then the full amount is required.
There are 5 dedicated Civil Enforcement Officers – all based at the Alps Depot in Wenvoe but the Vale says there are “no targets for the number of PCNs that a Civil Enforcement Officer must issue”.
It used to be the case that windscreens in Holton Road in Barry attracted the most attention of the enforcement officers – but last year drivers parking in Penarth’s Windsor Road successfully pushed Barry down into second place in the ratings – and are now on course to do so again in this current civic year.
The top three Vale streets for illegal parking are:-
(1) Windsor Road, Penarth – 771
(2) Holton Road, Barry – 540
(3) Glebe Street Penarth – 289
2018/19 (with half the year yet to go)
(1) Windsor Road, Penarth – 359
(2) Holton Road, Barry – 261
(3) Glebe Street, Penarth – 180
Civil Parking Enforcement service is supposed to be “self-financing” but 2017/18 racked up a deficit of £19,500