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Welsh motorists driven out of town by parking rules

Drivers are left bewildered by parking restrictions says a report. Credit: PA

The majority of Welsh drivers say they avoid parking in town centres for fear of being fined or clamped.

The survey by an insurance company, Churchill, shows just 26 per cent would park in their local town centre because of confusing signs and puzzling parking restrictions.

Nearly a quarter of participants who have been fined or towed before, say they were unable to understand the parking restrictions in that area.

The report claims some motorists even avoid parking where they live because of the confusing signs.

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Parking fines on the rise after council takes over

Parking wardens in Flintshire have issued more parking tickets in 10 weeks than the police in the same county did in one year. Almost 1,000 fines have been dished out since the council took over the responsibility from North Wales Police.

Two thirds of those tickets were issued in Mold. Ian Lang sent this report.

£22k in fines prompts call to 'rethink' policy

Nearly 1,000 parking tickets have been issued in 10 weeks Credit: ITV News

Nearly 1,000 parking tickets have been given out in Flintshire in the past ten weeks, since new wardens were brought in.

Figures obtained by Conservative AM Antoinette Sandbach show that since October the 1st over £22,000 has been raised with a third of those in Mold.

This has prompted her to suggest that a 'rethink' is necessary on the council's parking policy.

Flintshire County Council say they did warn people about the changes and promises to spend any money raise on wages and car parks.

The cost of the fine is £50.

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