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Car parks financial information

The Local Government Transparency Code

This code requires all local councils to publish their account information, showing revenue collected from on-street parking, off-street parking and penalty charge notices and associated expenditure.

The council has no jurisdiction in respect of on-street parking. Details of this are available from cars and parking (

The following is the information relating to our off-street car parks.

Financial year 2019 to 2020

Car park expenditure with amount:

  • Employees: £97,968
  • Premises: £258,552
  • Transport: £926
  • Supplies and services: £90,583
  • Central and administrative: £58,405
  • Total expenditure: £506,434

Car park income with amount:

  • Enforcement: £20,721
  • Season tickets: £53,611
  • Pay and display: £568,377
  • Contribution from outside bodies: £1,706
  • Other income: £1,833
  • Total income: £646,248

Surplus/deficit with amount:

  • Difference: £139,814

Location of the car parks we operate

View full details of the Local government transparency code 2015 (GOV.UK)

When there is a surplus, under Section 55 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act (1984) there are a number of areas which the car parking account can fund. These areas include, but are not limited to: 

  • Transport, highway or road improvements 
  • Environmental improvements (including reduction of pollution and improvement or maintenance of amenity)
  • Provision of outdoor recreational facilities available to the public without charge  

During 2019/20, our expenditure included the following:

  • Environmental protection: £229,733
  • Street cleansing and enforcement: £985,720
  • Highways and transportation: £102,271
  • Street furniture: £7,974
  • Car park resurfacing: £65,442
  • Outdoor Recreational Play: £765,267
  • Total expenditure:  £2,156,407

Last updated:‎ ‎17/10/2022 10:34