This street is Crawley’s top spot for parking charges as figures show council raked in £256,000 last year

The top spot in Crawley for parking charges has been revealed.

Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 4:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 11:48 am

According to data compiled by ComparetheMarket, Northgate is the area with the most parking charges.

Crawley Borough Council issued 8,943 fines from August 2019 to July 2020, some way below the average of nearly 23,000 across more than 200 local authorities.

The council raked in £256,034 from the fines, slapping people with an average fine of £28.63, the data show.

But this is below the average parking fine of £37 across the UK. The research shows that councils are charging more than £850,000 in parking fines a year on average.

Dan Hutson, head of motor at comparethemarket.com said: “Parking fine revenues are a cash cow for many local authorities. Up and down the country drivers are regularly being caught out by tight parking restrictions. With the third lockdown now in place, we would encourage drivers to take extra care and attention when parking up their car to ensure they avoid a parking fine.”

Crawley Borough Council has been approached for comment.