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Parking accounts

Last updated December 2020

Summary of car parking income

Important notes relating to transparency

  1. The Council does not make a profit (however defined) from the fine income generated by their Enforcement activities (On-street or Off Street).
  2. The proceeds from the Councils Off-Street car parking activities is used to heavily subsidise their Enforcement activity.
  3. The net proceeds from both combined activities is used in accordance with the application directives as defined within the Road Traffic act 1984 Section 55

(a) Meeting all or part of the cost of the provision and maintenance by the Council of Off-Street parking accommodation

(b) The purposes of Environmental improvement of the Council's area:

          • reducing environmental pollution
          • improving or maintaining the appearance or amenity of:
              • A road or land in the vicinity
              • Open land or water to which the general public has access

(c) The provision of outdoor recreational facilities available to the general public without charge.

Parking space and enforcement income, expenditure and net position combined 2008 to 2021
Year Gross income -
parking and enforcement
Expenditure Net position combined
2008/09 -£1,323,304 £1,090,014 -£233,290
2009/10 -£1,518,203 £1,113,410 -£334,113
2010/11 -£1,501,577 £956,217 -£469,800
2011/12 -£1,435,475 £910,275 -£452,780
2012/13 -£1,272,277 £848,031 -£424,246
2013/14 -£1,327,185 £1,001,172 -£326,013
2014/15 -£1,295,604 £913,642 -£381,962
2015/16 -£1,352,572 £925,440 -£427,132
2016/17 -£1,390,380 £858,721 -£531,659
2017/18 -£1,413,691 £818,644 -£595,047
2018/19 -£1,470,913 £829,809 -£641,103
2019/20 -£1,420,462 £885,802 -£534,660
2020/21 -£956,157 £907,901 -£48,256

 

Covering costs 2013 to 2021
Year Highways cleansing Capital surface - meters Highways - verges Playgrounds (not covered by S106 grants) Street furniture Total cost
2013/14 £631,379 £0.00 £72,957 £25,581 £42,345 £772,262
2014/15 £633,460 £95,000 £58,580 £20,672 £84,301 £892,013
2015/16 £542,433 £0.00 £80,458 £39,122 £22,192 £684,205
2016/17 £597,287 £0.00 £63,635 £31,756 £18,100 £710,778
2017/18 £668,583 £0.00 £85,340 £40,612 £19,643 £814,178
2018/19 £626,904 £0.00 £72,796 £30,870 £18,392 £748,962
2019/20 £567,839 £0.00 £75,404 £26,620 £9,684 £679,546
2020/21 £601,257 £0.00 £65,176 £49,054 £7,547 £723,034

Controlled parking spaces

The following numbers apply as of the 31 March 2020

  • The number of controlled parking spaces is 1,571
  • Unmarked bays (across two car parks) estimated spaces is 330
    • Total number of controlled parking spaces 1,901
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