Issue details

Recovery of debt from unpaid parking Penalty Charge Notices

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.

December 2021
Charge Certificate – 293
Order for Recovery – 153

In the same period 159 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.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/01/2022

Decision due: 31 December 2021 by Officer Decision - Economy and Place

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