Decision details

Recovery of debt from unpaid parking Penalty Charge Notices

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


In order to effectively manage the councils highway network in respect of parking, occasionally a Penalty Charge Notice needs to be issued to a vehicle. Where payment is not made in respect of these the relevant legislation provides for debt to be pursued.

In order for the council to continue to exercise its public duty, and recover all associated costs with the enforcement of parking contraventions, and to ensure that the principles of enforcement are not undermined, it is appropriate to take all legal and necessary steps to obtain payment.

Notwithstanding a review of any correspondence received against any of these matters, and the councils underpinning duty to protect those that are vulnerable, the following documents have been served in accordance with legislation in the last period.

August 2020
Charge Certificate – 44
Order for Recovery – 74

In the same period 314 were warrants were executed for the councils contracted Enforcement Agency (Bailiffs) to, in accordance with the relevant legislation, make enquires and enforce the outstanding debt.

Contact: James.Hughes, Parking Strategy & Processing Manager Email: Tel: 01432 260975.

Publication date: 15/09/2020

Date of decision: 15/09/2020

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