Parking Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions and details about parking revenue.

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Frequently asked questions

Who is responsible for on street parking enforcement?

West Lindsey District Council is not responsible for on street parking enforcement – Please see Lincolnshire County Council: parking enforcement for more details.

Where are the council car parks and how many spaces are there?

Location of car parks with number of spaces with disabled space numbers in brackets:

Market Rasen

  • Festival Hall 72 (5)
  • John Street 99 (8)
  • Mill Road and Kilnwell Road 23 (2)

Gainsborough

  • Lord Street 50 (3)
  • Ship Court 47 (6)
  • Bridge Street 101 (7)
  • Whitton Gardens 11 (1)
  • North Street 81 (3)
  • Roseway 71 (5) also has an EV charger
  • Riverside 123 (4)

Do you operate any residents parking schemes?

We do not currently operate any residents parking schemes.

Who deals with penalty charge notices?

Since 5 December 2012 processing of penalty charge notices has been dealt with by Notts Parking Partnership.

Address:
Central Processing Unit
PO Box 10282
Sutton-in–Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
NG17 0XD
Telephone: 0845 5201357

What are the numbers of Excess Charge Notices (ECNs) and penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued?

Number of excess charge notices and penalty charge notices issued by financial year (April to March):

  • 2021-2022: 2,192
  • 2020-2021: 761
  • 2019-2020: 1,250
  • 2018-2019: 1,158
  • 2017-2018: 1,179
  • 2016-2017: 835
  • 2015-2016: 955

What is the income from excess charge notices and penalty charge notices?

Income from excess charge notices and penalty charge notices by financial year (April to March), no VAT included.

  • 2021-2022: £47,802.49
  • 2020-2021: £17,102.74
  • 2019-2020: £27,280
  • 2018-2019: £28,974
  • 2017-2018: £27,372
  • 2016-2017: £16,014
  • 2015-2016: £14,935

Which off-street car parks do you enforce?

This council only enforces parking in council owned off-street car parks.

What are the penalty charges?

The penalty charges are £70 or £50, dependant on the type of parking contravention committed. If paid within 14 days the penalty charge notice (PCN) rate is discounted by 50%.

What are the penalty charges by year?

2009/10: £55 if paid within 28 days, £20 if paid within 14 days and £15 if paid within 7 days. There was an administration charge of £5.00 for ECN’s cancelled upon appeal.

2010/11: £60 if paid within 28 days, £40 if paid within 14 days and £30 if paid within 7 days. There was an administration charge of £10 for ECN’s cancelled upon appeal.

2011 and up until December 5th 2012: ECN penalty charges were £60 if paid within 28 days, £45 if paid within 14 days & £35 if paid within 7 days. There was a £12 Administration fee for ECN’s cancelled upon appeal.

What is the annual revenue from off street parking?

Total annual revenue from off street parking, no VAT included:

  • 2020-2021: £59,396.11
  • 2019-2020: £158,481
  • 2018-2019: £139,135
  • 2017-2018: £178,037
  • 2016-2017: £144,072
  • 2015-2016: £188,072

What is the annual revenue from car park permit charges?

Total annual revenue for car park permit charges, no VAT included:

  • 2021-2022: £45,226.88
  • 2020-2021: £38,325.48
  • 2019-2020: £93,527
  • 2018-2019: £63,232
  • 2017-2018: £44,431
  • 2016-2017: £31,625
  • 2015-2016: £24,772

How many final payment reminders have been issued for unpaid parking penalties?

Number of accounts issued with final payment reminders or unpaid parking penalties:

  • 2021-2022: 184 (pre-debt letters)
  • 2020-2021: 70
  • 2019-2020: 127
  • 2018-2019: 66
  • 2017-2018: 59
  • 2016-2017: 81
  • 2015-2016: 80

How many cases have been passed to enforcement agents for unpaid parking penalties?

Number of cases passed to enforcement agents:

  • 2021-2022: 111
  • 2020-2021: 54
  • 2019-2020: 70
  • 2018-2019: 90
  • 2017-2018: 61
  • 2016-2017: 59
  • 2015-2016: 70

How much has been collected by enforcement agents for unpaid parking penalties?

Amount of parking penalties collected by enforcement agents, no VAT included:

  • 2021-2022: £2,139.53 (this number is subject to change as it goes based on the cases sent to the Enforcement Agents in the financial year)
  • 2020-2021: £1,895.59
  • 2019-2020: £6,080
  • 2018-2019: £3,129.46
  • 2017-2018: £1,883
  • 2016-2017: £1,668.64
  • 2015-2016: £2,175.50

How do I report on-street parking offences?

On-street parking is enforced by Lincolnshire County Council and their online reporting tool can be found on Lincolnshire County Council: Nuisance Parking.

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Please note that these figures may increase from year to year as further monies are collected

ECN = Excess Charge Notice.

PCN = Penalty Charge Notice.