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Braintree district: Drivers fined £193,000 last year
5:00pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 in News
Drivers in the Braintree district were fined nearly £200,000 last year for on-street parking offences.
North Essex Parking Partnership, which enforces the regulations, ticketed more than 7,570 drivers and collected more than £193,000 in fines.
The NEPP is run by Colchester Council and Essex County Council and covers six districts.
A Braintree Council spokesman said: “The NEPP retains all of the income from penalty charge notices that is used to offset the cost of providing the service.”
A NEPP spokesman said: “The partnership enforces all parking and waiting restrictions across the partnership area to help ensure safe traffic flow, reduce congestion and maximise availability for those wishing to park.
“Focus is given to priority areas including town centres, schools and visitor attractions, whilst still maintaining coverage of all other locations.”