Thursday, 3 April 2008

Cornwall’s own parking police

Parking in Cornwall is to be ‘policed’ by Cornwall County Council from May 2008, as the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary ‘relinquish responsibility’ in this area.

A leaflet has been produced by Cornwall Council to explain how Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) powers will be implemented. CPW are happy to see Cornwall’s authorities taking more of an active enforcement role in our communities, even if it is only for parking offences for now.

Our only question is, what will happen to the profits Cornwall Council will make from the staggeringly high fines that will be imposed on drivers who fall foul of the parking rules? Maybe they could reinvest the money and reduce some of their astronomical car parking charges!

Further information can be found on the Cornwall County Council website, including a pdf leaflet here.

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