This Luton street has been named a parking fine blackspot

This well-known Luton street has racked up the most parking fines in the town - according to the latest penalty charge notice data available from Luton Borough Council.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:04 am
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:06 am
Wellington Street has been named Luton's parking fine blackspot, according to the study
Wellington Street has been named Luton's parking fine blackspot, according to the study

Research by Able Systems, which provides mobile printers for traffic wardens, reveals that Wellington Street received the most parking violations in 2019.

The number of parking fines handed out by the council has gradually increased in recent years.

Overall, 62,588 tickets have been issued to motorists in Luton

Laura Newton, solicitor and partner at law firm, Smith Bowyer Clarke, said: “Never ignore a parking fine if you receive one.

"Your local council is open to communicating with you, and, if they apply, will consider discretionary reasons or circumstances surrounding your fine.

"Hoping the fine will automatically go away will only make the situation worse. If you do ignore it, it can become enforced by the courts.

"You can contest the fine as long as you believe you have a genuinely valid reason to do so.”

The information was requested as part of a nationwide project looking at parking fines in the UK. The research found Edinburgh had the highest number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) in each of the three years analysed.

For more information about the research visit here.