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Parking charges - how much profit did your council make last year?

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New figures from the Institute of Advanced Motorists have revealed that some local authorities and councils from across the country are making huge profits from parking charges.

Here is how local authorities in the Meridian region fared in pounds. The figures in bold are where councils made or lost close to, or more than one million pounds:

Local authority, 2010/2011 profits / losses in £

Adur 158,000

Arun 475,000

Ashford 620,000

Aylesbury Vale -2,510,000

Basildon 205,000

Basingstoke & Deane 936,000

Bournemouth UA 3,621,000

Bracknell Forest UA 118,000

Brighton & Hove UA 11,504,000

Buckinghamshire -110,000

Canterbury 1,996,000

Chichester 2,432,000

Christchurch 1,426,000

Crawley -3,000

Dartford -72,000

Dorset -99,000

Dover 719,000

East Hampshire 250,000

East Sussex 565,000

Eastbourne 284,000

Eastleigh 984,000

Elmbridge 1,038,000

Essex -469,000

Fareham 1,078,000

Hampshire -237,000

Hastings 1,406,000

Havant 279,000

Horsham 665,000

Isle of Wight UA 1,684,000

Lewes 295,000

Maidstone 388,000

Mid Sussex 767,000

New Forest 711,000

Oxford 2,739,000

Oxfordshire -127,000

Poole UA 2,297,000

Portsmouth UA 1,687,000

Reading UA 733,000

Sevenoaks 1,419,000

Southampton UA -2,529,000

Thanet 415,000

Medway Towns UA 469,000

Tunbridge Wells 2,135,000

West Dorset 1,550,000

West Sussex -360,000

W'mouth & Portland 1,782,000

Wiltshire UA 1,078,000

Winchester 1,207,000