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Latest figures show £500,000 worth of parking fines issued in Wirral in 2023 – Birkenhead News

New data shows which parts of the Wirral have the highest incidence of parking fines issued.

In 2023, Wirral Council issued 16,785 fines, an increase of over 1,700 fines on 2022. In 2024, the local authority said 2,957 fines had been issued by 19 March.

The figures, which come from a Freedom of Information request, show the council issued £506,347 in fines in 2023, up from £347,930 in 2022 and £67,665 so far in 2024. However, between 2022 and 2024, 5,543 fines are still outstanding. while 2,972 were successfully challenged.

The biggest reasons for fines were for people parking on a restricted street, in a car park without a valid ticket, for longer than allowed or paid for, at a bus stop or station by taxi, and using resident parking areas or disabled parking spaces.

Wirral Council is currently developing its borough-wide parking management strategy. Councilors voted to take the policy forward in December 2023.

The local authority declined to comment when LDRS asked for an update on progress.

These figures are only for parking fines issued by Wirral Council and not for any fines issued by Merseyside Police. Furthermore, it does not include money generated by companies that own private car parks.

The roads and car parks in Wirral that made the most parking fine revenue for the council and how much money was made in 2023:

Location The payment
Europa Square parking lot £16,225.00
Marina Promenade £14,429.00
Liscard Crescent £11,743.00
Concourse Parking £10,653.00
Europa Pools Parking £10,537.00
Wirral Country Park £10,279.00
Telegraph Road (Heswall) £6,744.00
Mount Ave parking lot £6,650.00
Oliver Street £6,589.00
Fleetcroft Road £6,335.00
Hamilton Square £6,243.00
Birkenhead Market Service Road £5,658.00
Royden Country Park £5,443.00
Hamilton Street (CCTV) £5,399.00
Oxton Road (Birkenhead) £5,175.00
Grange Road (West Kirby) £5,095.00
Oval service road (CCTV) £4,997.00
Grange Road West £4,995.00
Chadwick Street £4,794.00
Salisbury Street £4,725.00
Woodchurch Road (Prenton) £4,560.00
Upper Mount Ave parking lot £4,375.00
Pye Road Car Park £4,275.00
South Argyle Street £3,949.00
Virginia Road £3,893.00
Wallasey Road £3,770.00
Road with a view of the sea (Liscard) £3,724.00
Liscard village £3,598.00
Dee Lane £3,527.00
Dock Road (Seacombe) £3,518.00

The roads and car parks that recorded the highest number of fines issued and how many on each of these roads in 2023:

Location PCN issued
Europa Square parking lot 715
Concourse Parking 512
Europa Pools Parking 500
Marina Promenade 500
Wirral Country Park 499
Liscard Crescent 390
Hamilton Square 304
Mount Ave parking lot 289
Royden Country Park 271
Telegraph Road (Heswall) 227
Birkenhead Market Service Road 205
Pye Road Car Park two hundred
Oliver Street 198
Fleetcroft Road 194
Grange Road West 189
Liscard Village Car Park 182
Oxton Road (Birkenhead) 179
Grange Road (West Kirby) 178
Upper Mount Ave parking lot 176
Hamilton Street (CCTV) 173
Road with a view of the sea (Liscard) 167
Wallasey Road 163
Oval service road (CCTV) 161
Salisbury Street 152
Chadwick Street 146
Europa Boulevard 146
Puddydale car park 144
Barton Street Car Park 140
Market Street (Birkenhead) 139
South Argyle Street 136

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