MORE than £4,000 in fines have been handed out to dozens of drivers in Malvern for breaking parking regulations in a week.
Between last Tuesday (November 26) and Monday (December 2) the district council’s civil enforcement officers issued 66 fines to motorists.
Out of those 36 were for more serious offences which were deemed to incur the maximum £70 charge including parking on single or double yellow lines, at bus stops as well as loading bays and taxi ranks.
In total £4,020 was handed out however offenders who pay within 14 days would see their charge halved.
The council’s enforcement team assumed responsibility for parking regulations on Tuesday, November 12, and gave verbal warnings to more than 150 people in the first fortnight.
Gordon Morris, the council’s street scene manager, reminded motorists once more to be alert to the newly enforced restrictions .
“If there is a parking restriction in place it is there for a good reason, so please do check local parking notices and road markings carefully and adhere to them to prevent receiving an unnecessary parking ticket.”
Coun Bronwen Behan, responsible for environmental control including parking, said that traders had already seen benefits from the vehicles being swiftly moved on.
She reminded visitors to the town up until Christmas that two hour limits in short stay car parks still applied despite council run car parks being free on Fridays and Saturdays over the festive period.