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Cardiff Council made £2 million in parking fines in last 12 month

10 Aug 2022 2 minute read
An FOI revealed that Cardiff”s most ticketed street between June 2021 and June 2022 was City Road. Photo via Google

Ted Peskett, local democracy reporter

Cardiff Council accumulated over £2 million in parking fines over the past year, figures reveal.

An FOI requested by the Local Democracy Reporting Service found that City Road, Rhymney Street and Mackintosh Place were the three most ticketed streets between June 2021 and June 2022.

Each street accumulated 865, 846 and 826 fines respectively during the same period of time.

Wellfield Place, a street measuring only about 70 meters in length, accumulated 818 fines – totalling £26,668 in value.

Top six streets

Here is a breakdown of the top six most ticketed streets in Cardiff:

  1. City Road – 865
  2. Rhymney Street –  846
  3. Mackintosh Place –  826
  4. Wellfield Place –  818
  5. Churchill Way – 733
  6. Bute Crescent – 701

Another FOI revealed that the total amount of money accumulated by Cardiff Council through parking fines between June 2021 and June 2022 was £2,076,090.

There were 23 reasons in total for parking fines being issued in Cardiff during this period of time, with parking in an electric vehicle place, not parking correctly and parking on a pedestrian crossing being among them.

The top six reasons for parking fines being issued between June 2021 and June 2022 were:

  1. No Permit Displayed
  2. Parked in a restricted street
  3. Disabled person’s parking
  4. Parked in a restricted street
  5. Footpath parking
  6. Loading in restricted street

Other reasons for parking fines being issued include vehicles being parked with their engine running, parking in a taxi rank, parking in a disabled person’s parking space and parking on a dropped footway in a special enforcement area.

When asked how many fines were issued across Cardiff between June 2021 and June 2022 due to vehicles being parked on a cycle lane, Cardiff Council responded: “Cardiff Council can confirm there were no fines issued.”

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1 year ago

And yet still drivers block pavements at will on City Rd and Mackintosh Place, endangering disabled people and parents/children using buggies. Obviously not enough fines have been handed out.

One of the two witnesses
One of the two witnesses
1 year ago

Parking legally is not hard. Plenty of parking in Cardiff. Good. Don’t let up on the selfish parking cheats.
Might want to do something about the open drug use and dealing on Queen Street too. Help the homeless, arrest those who prey on them.

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