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Criticism as Wiltshire Council make thousands for short changing drivers

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:


Council parking machines short change us by £730k in three years

Wiltshire Council uses parking machines which don't give out change Credit: PA

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.


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