Drivers hit with 27,000 parking tickets

MORE than 27,000 motorists have been given parking tickets in Ipswich over the last two years, The Evening Star can reveal today.

MORE than 27,000 motorists have been given parking tickets in Ipswich over the last two years, The Evening Star can reveal today.

The figure is equivalent to one in five of the borough's population falling foul of parking regulations.

A total of 27,269 tickets were dished out in the town during 2007 and 2008.

Using the smallest possible fine of �25 as a yardstick, the minimum total of all the tickets for the last two years would come to �68,172, although the figure is likely to be well in excess of this.


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Currently Ipswich has 15 civil enforcement officers responsible for ensuring people are not parked illegally.

The borough council said their working hours covered 6am until 10pm, seven days a week.

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