Councils in Bedfordshire and Peterborough are among those set to be hit by government plans to ban the use of spy cameras to catch drivers who are parking illegally.
Peterborough City Council launched its smart car in October 2011 and issued 1400 tickets in just the first three months.
The local government secretary Eric Pickles has accused local authorities of using their parking enforcement powers as "cash cows".
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Councils are examining their budgets and deciding where savings and cuts can be made as government funding is to be cut by 14% next year.
Rain will turn steady and occasionally heavy after midnight before clearing early tomorrow. Sunnier but colder weather then returns.
The very mild weather will continue during the rest of today before it turns wet overnight. Tomorrow will be sunnier but also colder.