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Notice of Revised Charges for Parking Contraventions

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Notice effective from
26th May 2016, 00:51 to 25th June 2016, 00:51

Notice is hereby given by West Dorset District Council ("the Council") that, with effect from 13th June 2016, under Schedules 8 and 10 of The Traffic Management Act 2004 ("the Act of 2004"), the whole of the Council's area will be designated as a civil enforcement area for parking contraventions and as a special enforcement area. As of that date parking enforcement on those car parks operated by the Council will be carried out under the Act of 2004's regulatory framework, the same regulations as apply in respect of on-street parking enforcement within that area.

Parking contraventions are subject to either a higher level or a lower level penalty charge, in accordance with national guidelines. Under Part 3 of Schedule 9 to the Act of 2004 and in accordance with guidelines given by The Secretary of State for Transport in The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (Guidelines on Levels of Charges) (England) Order 2007, the Council have set and hereby publish the following levels of penalty charges which will come into effect on 13th June 2016 (these levels of penalty charges will apply in respect of parking contraventions on all car parks operated by theCouncil and arethesamelevelsascurrentlyapplyin respectof on-street parking contraventions in West Dorset);

                                                                                Higher               Lower
                                                                                 Rate                   Rate

Penalty charge                                                     £70                     £50

Discounted level - for a penalty charge            £35                     £25
which is paid early (that is within 21 days
in the case of penalty charges imposed
on the basis of a record produced by an
approved device under Regulation 10(1)
(a) of The Civil Enforcement of Parking
Contraventions (England) General
Regulations 2007 and 14 days in all
other cases).

Surcharged level - for payment of                  £105                    £75
penalty charge after a charge
certificate has been issued

Matt Prosser
Chief Executive
27th May 2016


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