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More parking tickets issued in Castle Street than anywhere else in Carlisle

More parking tickets are issued in leafy Castle Street, by the Cathedral, than anywhere else in Carlisle.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that 850 tickets, or penalty charge notices (PCNs) as they are called officially, were slapped on windscreens in Castle Street in a 12-month period.

Portland Square was close behind with 808 and Cecil Street third on 624. All these streets are disc zones where drivers can park free for a limited period.

Most PCNs were issued for failing to display a disc or staying too long.

The anomaly is Wilfred Street, between Cecil Street and Portland Square.

It is only a few yards long but still saw 214 PCNs.

Of the car parks, Town Dyke Field, which is popular with shoppers, topped the PCN table with 621 followed by the Sands Centre car park with 551.

Again, most were issued for failure to display a ticket or staying too long.

A total of 140 PCNs were issued at Talkin Tarn, near Brampton, where parking used to be free.

Carlisle City Council is responsible for on-street parking enforcement acting as the agent of Cumbria County Council, which is the highways authority.

The city council also polices its own car parks, Marks & Spencer’s car park in West Walls and the county council-owned car parks in Lowther Street and William Street.

It employs 11 traffic wardens, officially called civil enforcement officers, who issued 15,215 PCNs in the period covered by the Freedom of Information request.

There are two types of PCN. For serious offences – such as parking at a bus stop, disabled bay or on yellow lines – the penalty is £70 reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days.

For less serious offences, such as overstaying in a disc zone or not displaying a pay and display ticket in a car park, the fine is £50 reduced to £25 for prompt payment.

The council collected £315,200 from on-street PCNs in the last financial year and £85,132 from car parks.

The money goes towards wardens’ salaries and administering residents’ parking permits.

Big changes are likely in the year ahead.

Cumbria County Council is proposing to introduce charges for on-street parking in town centres.

That could see parking meters in places such as Portland Square and Cecil Street by next summer.

Number of tickets and streets issued on:

Abbey Street 179
Adelaide Street 1
Adelphi Terrace 1
Aglionby Street 200
Alanbrooke Road 2
Albert Street 50
Albion Street 4
Alexander Street 28
Alfred Street North 106
Alfred Street South 60
Alton Street 1
Annetwell Street 5
Arthur Street 1
Ashley Street 32
Auchinleck Drive 3
Back Corporation Road 251
Back Lane, Brampton 1
Back Lonsdale Street 3
Bank Street 213
Barrock Street 33
Beaconsfield Street 4
Bellgarth Road 3
Blackdyke Road 1
Blackfriars Street 287
Blackwell Road 1
Blencowe Street 14
Blunt Street 4
Botchergate 27
Bousteads Grassing 7
Bowman Street 22
Bridge Street, Longtown 1
Broad Street 40
Brook Street 53
Brunswick Street 262
Brunton Avenue 12
Brunton Crescent 11
Byron Street 1
Canal Court 2
Carlisle Road, Dalston 5
Castle Street 850
Cecil Street 624
Chandlers Way 101
Chapel Street 123
Charles Street 42
Chatsworth Square 460
Chiswick Street 60
Church Street 22
Church Terrace 2
Clarence Street 2
Clifford Street 17
Clifton Street 5
Clift Street 33
Close Street 123
Collier Lane 10
Collingwood Street 31
Colmore Street
Colville Street 7
Colville Terrace 4
Compton Street 115
Constable Street 2
Cooper Way 1
Corporation Road 87
Court Square 62
Crosby Street 322
Cumberland Court 1
Cumberland Street 8
Currie Street 60
Currock Street 2
Dale Street 8
Dalston Road 5
Dalston Street 2
David Street 2
Delagoa Street 2
Denton Street 48
Devonshire Street 24
Dixon Court 3
Dixon Street 146
Duke Street 6
Dukes Road 22
Durranhill Road 2
Earl Street 21
East Dale Street 1
East Nelson Street 10
East Norfolk Street 18
Edward Street 51
Eldred Street 23
Elm Street 2
Empire Road 8
English Damside 30
English Street 93
Etterby Street 18
Finkle Street 124
Fisher Street 248
Flower Street 21
Freer Street 8
Front Street, Brampton 77
Furze Street 3
Fusehill Street 124
Garden Street 32
Garfield Street 4
Grace Street 2
Graham Street 7
Granville Road 30
Grearshill Road 7
Green Market 37
Greystone Road 63
Grey Street 73
Harold Street 5
Hartington Place 36
Hartington Street 3
Hart Street 33
Hawick Street 12
Head Street 10
Hewson Street 9
High Cross Street, Brampton 6
Holme Terrace 13
Hope Street 1
Howard Place 86
Howe Street 28
Irthing Street 2
Jackson Street 7
Jesmond Street 1
Johns Place 3
Kells Place 3
Kendal Street 11
Kingmoor Park 1
Lancaster Street 3
Laversdale Road, Carlisle Airport 2
Lawson Street 16
Layby on A689 1
Leatham Street 21
Lewis Court 1
Lime Street 8
Lindisfarne Street 19
Linton Street 11
Lismore Place 10
Lismore Street 22
London Road 1
Lonsdale Street 138
Lorne Crescent 4
Lorne Street 23
Low Cross Street, Brampton 3
Lowther Street 323
Main Street, Brampton 3
Margaret Creighton Gardens 3
Margery Street 11
Market Place, Brampton 67
Market Street 13
Mary Street 265
Melbourne Road 10
Melrose Terrace 1
Metcalfe Street 20
Milbourne Street 18
Moat Side, Brampton 2
Montgomery Way 2
Morley Street 7
Morton Street 10
Mulcaster Crescent 2
Myddleton Street 31
Nelson Street 28
Newcastle Street 13
Newmarket Road 18
Newtown Road 19
Norfolk Street 3
North Street 8
Northumberland Street 1
Orchard Street 35
Orfeur Street 15
Oswald Street 39
Packhorse Yard 1
Paternoster Row 34
Peel Street 13
Peter Street 22
Petteril Bank Road 1
Petteril Street 27
Port Road 4
Portland Place 83
Portland Square 808
Randall Street 8
Raven Street 2
Rickergate 432
Ridley Road 2
River Street 22
Rome Street 4
Ruthella Street 26
Rydal Street 78
St Aidans Road 18
St Mary’s Gate 64
St Nicholas Street 22
St Paul’s Square 220
Scotland Road 7
Shaddongate, The Maltings 10
Sheffield Street 25
Short Street 7
Silloth Street 3
South Henry Street 29
South Street 39
Spencer Street 25
Spring Gardens Lane 25
Stanhope Road 1
Station Road, Dalston 1
Strand Road 204
Sybil Street 26
Tait Street 82
Talbot Road 2
The Crescent 17
The Square, Cummersdale 2
Thomas Street 3
Thomson Street 27
Trafalgar Street 29
Tullie Street 20
Uldale Road 2
Vasey Crescent 1
Victoria Place 164
Victoria Viaduct 14
Waller Street 13
Warwick Road 337
Warwick Square 152
Warwick Street 13
Water Street 1
Watson Street 9
Wavell Drive 1
Westmorland Street 6
West Tower Street 103
West Walls 135
Wetheral Street 3
Wilfred Street 214
Willowholme Road 10
Wilson Street 3
Yewdale Road 2
York Street 4

Bitts Park 190
Brampton Central 50
Cecil Street 163
Church Street 69
Civic Centre 249
Devonshire Walk 133
Gilsland 2
Lanes 18
Lower Viaduct 194
Lowther Street 26
Marks & Spencer 181
Paddy’s Market 6
Shaddongate 10
Swifts Bank 126
Talkin Tarn 140
The Sands 551
Town Dyke Orchard 621
Upper Viaduct 301

Have your say

What do I think of that, Forced - just wrong and incorrect. If you want another city that has free but time limited parking, try Wells in Somerset.

However it is interesting that Castle Street seems to be targeted.It is a lot more difficult these days to get in and out of the 'historic core'.

Posted by A on 11 December 2010 at 18:52

Carlisle is the only city in England that has free parking. What do you think of that?

Posted by Forced on 11 December 2010 at 11:30

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