Number of fines for late parking permits in Haringey doubles

14:49 21 January 2014

The FOI revealed fines for late permits had doubled.

The FOI revealed fines for late permits had doubled.


Haringey Council has hit back at accusations that it is lining its pockets with parking fines by failing to give residents enough information when permits are due to run out.

Cllr Jim Jenks, Lib Dem spokesman for the environment, made the accusation after a Freedom of Information request revealed that parking fines for out-of-date resident parking permits have doubled from 1,109 in 2010/11 to 2,243 in 2012/13, with 1,503 fines issued from last April to January 6.

It also revealed that residents are sent just one letter telling them the permit is due to expire – 42 days before.

Cllr Jenks said: “How can parking fines for out-of-date residents permits have sky-rocketed like this? I can’t imagine that residents have suddenly become more forgetful.”

But a Haringey Council spokesman said it was “wrong” to suggest drivers are being unfairly targeted.

She added: “Resident parking permit holders are issued with renewal reminders six weeks before permits are due to expire to allow them plenty of time to renew and there are a number of ways in which residents can easily renew permits, including online.

“Haringey Council now issues around 30,000 parking permits each year and the vast majority of residents renew their permits on time.

“For the small proportion who fail to renew their permits, we will issue a penalty notice where appropriate.”


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