Folkestone & Hythe District Council lose more than £130,000 in unpaid HGV PCNs
Folkestone & Hythe District Council have failed to collect £130,643 in unpaid Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) for HGVs parked unlawfully across the district in the last two financial years.
HGV parking has caused and continues to cause much disturbance and inconvenience to residents and businesses in various parts of the Folkestone & Hythe District. To help address issues with lorry parking in lay-bys and other inconvenient places, Folkestone & Hythe District Council introduced an overnight and weekend parking ban for HGVs. The ban came into effect on the 2 November 2015 with signs such as the one pictured above, used to communicate the restriction at sites across the district.
Civil Enforcement Officers patrol the sites where there are bans in place at least four nights per week and on weekends.
The ban, for lorries over 7.5 tons operates from midnight to 7am and 8pm to midnight during the week and at all times at weekends across the district.
In the financial year 2017/18 (Apr 1st -31st Mar) the Council issued 2,127 Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) to HGV’s parked in contravention of the ban implemented by the Council in Nov 2015.
However, the Council were forced to write off over £30,000 pounds and over £48,000 remains outstanding, for the financial year 2017/18, meaning they failed to collect a staggering 62.6% of the income for the PCNs issued to HGV’s parked illegally across the district.
In the financial year 2018/19 between the 1st April – 14th Dec 2018, the Council have issued 1362 PCN to HGV’s parked in contravention of the ban.
Great…foriegners win again! If the council collected these ,as they legally should …
it might help towards a lorry park its not rocket science!
Oh but if youre local pcn’s NEVER get overlooked! Get with the times maybe years ago before computers yer but NOW YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE FDHC!!????
Their registration numbers have obviously been logged, Just wait for that vehicle to ‘re enter the country then impound it until the fine has been paid, simples.
Cllr Berry probably has no clue this is going on, as she probably doesn’t understand the numbers, nor wants to – plausible deniability. If she did, she probably wouldn’t give a damn as she’s cosying up to Monk anyway. The Council, the Cabinet and Cllr Berry need to introduce clamping asap.