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New parking enforcement launched

Created on 01/04/2011 @ 11:23
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Powys County Council is taking over the role of enforcing on-street parking in the county from Dyfed Powys Police from today (Friday).
The council’s new Civil Parking Enforcement scheme aims to encourage safe and sensible parking throughout Powys. Traditional traffic wardens have been replaced by council-employed civil enforcement officers (CEO’s - left), who will be patrolling the streets seven days a week, including evenings.
Cllr Geraint Hopkins, Board Member for Local and Environmental Services, said: “The issue of parking in Powys has now been taken out of the criminal arena and become a civil matter.
“We hope that by encouraging motorists to comply with parking restrictions, the new system will improve road safety, traffic flow and the environment and create a more pedestrian-friendly environment in our town centres.”
Any vehicle found parked in contravention of restrictions will be issued with a penalty charge notice (PCN).
The PCB will be £50 or £70 depending on the seriousness of the contravention. A discount of 50 per cent will apply if the penalty is paid within 14 days, reducing the charge to £25 or £35.
All revenue from on-street penalty charges has to be used by the council to run enforcement and administration of the scheme and any surplus will fund local parking, highway and transport improvements.
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