Parking fines change as council takes on enforcement in Burnham
fines across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are set to
change from June 11th when enforcement is taken on by the county
council from Avon & Somerset Police.
council will take over responsibility for issuing tickets in off-street
car parks and on-street parking bays.
Somerset County Council spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com that
a number of new penalty charges are to be introduced: "They
will be £70 or £50 depending on the reason."
example, parking on double yellow lines, in a bus stop or within
a restricted area outside a school will attract a £70 penalty,
whilst parking in a residents-only zone without a permit will
payment within 14 days there is a 50 per cent reduction. Details
of how to pay or appeal will be printed on the ticket."
changes are being introduced as part of a new Civil Parking Enforcement
(CPE) initiative whereby power to enforce parking offences will
transfer from the police to local authorities.
transfer is intended to allow the police to focus on tackling
more serious crime and allow local councils to link parking enforcement
in car parks and on-street with other local transport priorities
such as reducing congestion, improving air quality and promoting