Spalding's Sheep Market, above, which saw 330 penalty charge notices in a year. Picture Google Maps.

Drivers pay £1.5m in parking fines

More than 37,000 parking notices have been issued in the county during the last financial year.

Statistics going before county council members next week show a total of 37,445 penalty charge notices between April 2022 and March 2023.
In total £1.5m was received, with costs running at £1,483,122 – leaving a £16,194 surplus.
The top street for charges was Silver Street, Lincoln, with 1,390.
In Spalding, the Sheep Market was top of the notices with 330 in place 14 on the list.
“The 2022/2023 financial figures highlight that a small surplus of £16,194 was recorded and has been added to the CPE reserves,” the report says.
“Any surplus arising from on-street parking and enforcement is ring-fenced and can only be used for the provision of the enforcement service, supplying or making good parking facilities, transport projects, environmental projects, or if the council feels that none of these are required, the funds can be set aside against potential losses for up to five years,” the report says.
“Lincolnshire County Council receives no income from on-street parking, preferring to provide free, limited waiting parking in town centres, helping to support local businesses and services by encouraging more visitors.”
In Spalding, Broad Street followed the Sheep Market with 223 notices; New Road with 206; Double Street with 192 and Swan Street with 172.
At the bottom of the table, Woolram Wygate, Matmore Gate, Haverfield Road, Green Lane and Cross Street all had one.

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