Only fifteen parking tickets issued outside schools last year
Date posted: 14-06-2012
A MERE FIFTEEN parking tickets were issued outside or near to schools in Thurrock last year.
Despite assurances that the council would be dealing “robustly” to combat what has become a constant problem outside all the borough’s schools, the seven civil enforcement officers had only handed out a handful of tickets.
Portfolio holder fro public protection, cllr Angie Gaywood told the meeting of the Thurrock Council cabinet that: “On many occasions, the officers have found that once they approach the scene, the drivers usually move away, negating on these occasions any need for enforcement.
‘This isn’t the end of the problem. We have a number of strategies that we will be undertaking.”
The figure stood in stark contrast to the issuing of tickets for HGV’s parked in restricted zones. Over 3,000 tickets were slapped on drivers in the past year.
In total, 10,960 ticket were issued in total last year.