The Daily Telegraph reports today that an increasing number of councils now use CCTV to catch motorists breaking parking rules, generating more than £3 million a year in fines.
A spokesman for the Local Government Association defended the practice: “Parking restrictions are in place to keep people safe on our streets and keep roads clear for the emergency services. Councils will not apologise for giving out parking tickets to stop cars parking illegally. If people do not want to get a parking ticket, they should not park illegally.”
Of course, this doesn’t apply in Barnet where the council still refuses to issue a ticket to Cllr Andreas Tambourgreedy who illegally parked his car on Avondale Avenue last July, despite a London wide prohibition against parking on the pavement.
Perhaps the person from Conservative Central Office who monitors this blog daily would be kind enough to let us know what David Cameron thinks of law breaking councillors?