On-street parking fines fall in West Norfolk as county level rises
There appears to have been a significant fall in the number of fines issued for breaches of on-street parking rules in West Norfolk, according to new figures.
Draft data published in a report to the Norfolk Parking Partnership joint committee said 4,713 penalty charge notices (PCNs) had been issued in the borough during the year to the end of March.
But that is nearly eight per cent fewer than the 5,097 issued during the previous year.
And the number of tickets issued across the county, excluding Norwich, has gone up by nearly 15 per cent over the same period, to more than 19,000.
The data relates to the use of on-street parking spaces in areas such as Lynn's South Quay.
The report, which was published ahead of a committee meeting on Thursday afternoon, said the scheme had generated a financial deficit of around £28,000 for the 2017-18 financial year.
It also showed there had been an increase in the number of tickets issued in the borough that were subsequently cancelled from 483 in 2016-17 to 539 in 2017-18.
The number that were cancelled because of issues including officer error or the driver not being traced nearly doubled from 128 to 241.
But the report said: "The levels of cancellations and written-off PCNs are in line with the overall numbers issued.
"Officers will review the performance of CEOs across the county to ensure an even level of performance can be maintained."
However, the AA has called for more detail to be released on which sites generated the largest number of tickets.
They say councils should focus on ticketing as a deterrent, rather than a source of revenue.