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Welsh street receives more parking tickets than any town

A street in Flintshire, Wales has received more parking tickets than any other town in the county over the past year.

High Street in Mold has been the subject of 736 penalty charge notice (PCN) fines since Flintshire Council took over parking enforcement 12 months ago.

In total, the council has handed out 6,293 fines to motorists, but Mold saw 4,070 of these, representing 65 per cent of the county’s fines.

The council took over responsibility for parking tickets from North Wales Police in October 2013 and has since made £184,286.44 from fines, which they say is used to manage civil parking enforcement.

Mold county councillor Chris Bithell was unsurprised by the large number of fines received in the town, News North Wales reported.

He said: “Obviously, people are taking their chances with parking outside the allotted times and in spaces clearly marked as parking free.

“In the High Street, you can park free for 30 minutes and now it is being policed properly, these spaces are being used better with improved turnover.”

Flintshire Council's chief officer for transportation Steve Jones heralded parking enforcement as a benefit to all as it helps to reduce congestion and provides a safer environment for both road users and pedestrians.

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