Parking Enforcement in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Matt Penny, Road Safety Officer at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, recently visited Bodringallt Primary School with the council's parking enforcement vehicle and two civil enforcement officers from the parking services team.
Also in attendance were colleagues from the South Wales Police Rhondda community policing team as well as Junior Road Safety Officers from Bodringallt Primary and YGG Bodringallt. The children took the rare opportunity to check out the equipment in the vehicle and were able to ask the enforcement officers some questions about how everything is operated. They will use the information they gathered to present an assembly to the rest of their school in the near future.
The parking enforcement vehicle targets problematic parking outside schools on zig-zag markings, pedestrian crossings and bus stops. The vehicle can issue fines automatically using the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera which is then followed up by a “notice to owner” letter.
Matt said "It’s hoped that its presence on the streets will make drivers think twice about parking or stopping in any of these three dangerous locations or risk facing a £70 Penalty Charge Notice on their doormat."