Disclosure Details

Car Parking - 823/12

Dated: 09 Nov 2012

Date of request:   20/10/2012

Date of response:   30/10/2012

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 20 October 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

I would like to know how many car parking tickets were given out to people in South Shields for not paying for a car parking ticket/parking in an unauthorized area.  (If you could specify the area that would be great.)

  1. What is the most expensive fine given to ticket holder in the last year.

  2. How many car parking tickets have been handed out in South Shields in the last year.

  3. Where in South Shields car parking tickets are handed out the most.

  4. The most serious prosecution given to a ticket holder who refuses to pay the fine in the last year.

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Criminal Justice Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

The information given below is from searches made on our system where locations have been detailed as 'South Shields'

  1. All notices issued by the police are £30.  They may subsequently increase in price if the initial fine is not paid.

  2. Yellow line enforcement and parking bay enforcement is not the responsibility of Northumbria Police.   The Police issues notices in respect of causing an obstruction for which there have been 9 issued in the last year.

  3. Lord Nelson Street has had two issued out of the 9

  4. All the police notices where paid on time.



You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police routinely publish information that has been disclosed by Northumbria Police in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 via the Disclosure Log.  The aim of the Disclosure Log is to promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into the public arena.

Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the public interest.  The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the requester.  I have provided the relevant link below:-


The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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