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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Showers easing with clear spells overnight. Strong winds easing.
Sunday forecast: Heavy rain is expected for a time with gusty winds, then clearing during the afternoon.
March in the Anglia region has been much drier and sunnier than normal although temperatures have been around average.