4:30 pm, Fri 16 May 2014
Wiltshire Council came in for criticism today after it was revealed it had made nearly three quarters of a million pounds by short changing motorists. The amount which puts the county top in the country comes from ticket machines that don't offer any change when you buy a ticket.
Jonty Messer has the following report:
2:01 pm, Fri 16 May 2014
Wiltshire Council made almost £250 thousand a year in unreturned change from parking charges.
A Freedom of Information request from a national newspaper found the council had made 730 thousand pounds over three years by using machines that don't give change.
They say the extra money goes towards transport initiatives.
10:50 am, Fri 16 May 2014
Wiltshire Council uses parking machines which don't give out change
Wiltshire Council is making around £250,000 a year short-changing motorists in car parks.
It's because the council uses ticket machines which state "no change given".
A national newspaper submitted freedom of information requests to all 348 local authorities in England and Wales.
Wiltshire Council came top – making £730,000 in unreturned change over three years.