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Nottingham's parking levy 16% increase comes in

Nottingham's parking levy has come into force Credit: ITV News Central

Nottingham's parking levy 16% increase has come into force.

It means the price for a parking space has risen from £280 to £344.

Commerce leaders said the decision could turn businesses away. However, the council claim the levy is needed to help fund the extension to the tram network.

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Nottingham parking levy to increase to £334

Business leaders are warning that Nottingham's workplace parking levy risks deterring more businesses from setting up in the city.

It's almost a year since the city council introduced the charge for companies with more than eleven car parking spaces.

Next week, it will rise from £280, to £334 per space. The council is using the tax to pay for the extention to the city tram system.

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Council vehicle monitors dangerous parking outside schools

CCTV has been installed in a car in Wolverhampton to try and tackle the growing number of people parking illegally outside schools at the the beginning and end of the day.

The council vehicle will patrol at busy times capturing offenders on camera.

Anyone flouting the law will face a fine of up to seventy pounds.

Examples of parking in "no zone" areas in Wolverhampton

Examples of parking in "no zone" areas during school pick up times Credit: ITV Central
Examples of parking outside Wolverhampton schools today Credit: ITV Central
Parking in Wolverhampton during school pick up times Credit: ITV Central

Wolverhampton City Council is tackling the growing problem of cars parked illegally outside schools during pick up and drop off times.

A new CCTV Enforcement Car will capture images of vehicles parked in restricted areas, with drivers facing a fine of up to £70.

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