Drivers in area less likely to be stung with fine

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Less than 2% of parking fines issued in the East Riding are affecting drivers from the Pocklington area.

Just 256 motorists in Pocklington, Stamford Bridge, South Cave, Market Weighton and Bubwith were stung by a penalty charge notice in the last financial year.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s annual parking report reveals a total of 12,778 offending drivers were caught out in 2015/16. But the vast majority of those were wrongly parked were in Beverley and Bridlington.

Bridlington drivers were worst hit, with 5,226 penalty notices issued in the financial year – amounting to just over 40% of the total.

Beverley came in a distant second, where 3,687 motorists were stung for being illegally parked – 29% of the total.

Pocklington saw 217 issued, which although low towers above the 11 in Stamford Bridge, 10 in South Cave, nine in Market Weighton and seven in Bubwith.

Total expenditure on parking enforcement well surpassed the income generated from penalty notices.

The council spent £991,000 on operational enforcement, transport, supplies, support services and other expenditures.

Total income from penalty notices was £488,000 – leaving the authority with a deficit of more than half £1million for parking enforcement.

However, the total income from on-street and off-street pay and display bays, permits, parking dispensations and suspensions, and penalty charge notices did create a n overall surplus of £152,000.

This was down £285,000 on the previous financial year, which generated £437,000.