Thursday 30th May 2024,
North Yorks Enquirer

HDC Fails to Enforce Parking Tickets

HDC Fails to Enforce Parking Tickets

Campaigner ANDY STRANGEWAY, today’s Guest Author, celebrates one year since he visited, in company with Enquirer regular NIGEL WARD, Hambleton District Councillor Carl LES [Con.] Leader of North Yorkshire County Council, at the Leeming Bar Service Station to point out a number of legal flaws in the Leeming Bar Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). He listened. He understood. But he feared that he was not able to “order his Officers around”. Who wags the dog?


Hambleton District Council Fails to Enforce Parking Tickets


Hambleton District Council (HDC) have failed to issue one Fixed Penalty Notice for overnight parking at Leeming Bar despite wasting £26,800 attempting to ban overnight parking. I can now confirm that they also shy away from enforcing Penalty Charge Notices (Parking Tickets). Over the past five years, they have failed to enforce 1,490 parking tickets. At £60 a ticket this equates to a loss of £89,400.

Add the £26,800 to the £89,400 and that is £116,200 of lost revenue. It appears that HDC introduces bans but are too scared to enforce them.

Today it is one year since I started my campaign against the Leeming Bar Overnight Parking ban. The success of my campaign is that HDC has not issued one ticket.

Happy birthday HDC and congratulations for losing £116,200 in revenue, your residents must be proud of you.

Interestingly the tickets were issued by Scarborough Borough Council!

Further Information

Please see Hambleton (click on the link).

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