A car park in Arnold has been revealed as one of the top locations in the East Midlands for receiving parking fines (Penalty Charge Notice).
A total of 1,191 Penalty Charge Notices were dished out at the High Street car park in Arnold, according to a new Freedom of Information request by comparethemarket.com.
Mansfield’s Westfield Lane topped the list with a total of 1,923 Penalty Charge Notices being issued, which accumulated a revenue of over £41.7k in the last three months alone.
Coming a close second was East Lindsey, which slapped 1,898 Penalty Charge Notices on motorists vehicles and generated a revenue of over £36.6k. Arcadia Car Park was the fining hotspot.
Then came the Rushcliffe region, which issued 1,475 fines with a revenue of just over £37.2k – the hotspot for fines the Bridgford Road Car Park in West Brigford.
Paying on average up to £70 per ticket, over 11,490 tickets have been issued in the last three months* across the top ten fining councils.
Top 10 PCN Hotspots
|Ranking||City/Town||No. of Fines issued||No.1 Hotspot|
|2||East Lindsey||1,898||Arcadia Car Park|
|3||Rushcliffe||1,475||Bridgford Road Car Park, West Bridgford|
|4||Gedling||1,191||High Street (Arnold Leisure Centre) Car Park in Arnold|
|5||Newark and Sherwood||1,020||London Road Car Park|
|6||Chesterfield||966||Holywell Cross Car Park|
|7||South Kesteven||925||Wharf Road Car Park in Stamford|
|8||Kettering||540||London Road Car Park|
|9||Blaby||814||Enderby Road, Blaby|
|10||High Peak||738||Spring Gardens Car Park|
Simon McCulloch, Director at comparethemarket.com said: “Our parking fines hotspots have revealed that motorists need to be extra vigilant when it comes to something as simple as parking their vehicle correctly if they want to avoid a hefty fine.
“With Christmas on the horizon, £70 would go further in a gift for a loved one than it would in a parking ticket!
“Penalty Charge Notices can be issued for a number of reasons. It can be quite simply for parking somewhere you shouldn’t, failing to show a valid parking ticket, or displaying an expired ticket.
He added: “If you do find yourself with a PCN, it’s worth checking your ticket, as you can often reduce the fee by half, simply by paying it within 7 or 14 days, depending on your local council.”
To see where the rest of the UK fared, the no. 1 fining street in each city, and the revenue generated for the council, you can view this interactive map: https://www.comparethemarket.com/car-insurance/content/parking-fines/
comparethemarket.com issued FOIs to every council in the UK requesting the number of fines issued, the revenue generated, and the most popular street or carpark where fines are issued. Data was compiled based on 265 responses, looking at a period of three months.