46 penalty charge notices, equating to over Â£1,000, were issued to HGV drivers parking in the borough during a late night enforcement shift last month, by a team of two Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs).
Since 27 June, this team of two enforcement officers have issued 268 penalty charge notices to HGV’s parking illegally.
The extra enforcement comes as the parking services team at the council were made aware that heavy goods vehicles were parking in residential areas around the borough.
Cllr Brian Little, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Highways, has said: “It is important that the council clamps down on vehicles parking where they shouldn’t.
“When large vehicles like this enter residential areas to park they can cause disruption to the community and pose a threat to local road users, especially if it is late at night.”
Thurrock Council received Â£20,000 from old, unpaid fines in March from Euro Parking Collections (EPC), the company responsible for collecting fines from foreign vehicles that park illegally in the borough. Before working alongside EPC the council were unable to reclaim these fines.
The council aims to continue this scheduled plan of enforcement late at night and overnight into the future.
For more information on parking enforcement in the borough, go to: thurrock.gov.uk/parking-enforcement