Only the cities of Belfast and Derry (N. Ireland's two largest centres of population) are ahead of Enniskillen when it comes to the number of parking tickets issued each year.Between November 2006 and March 2008 a total of 16,218 parking tickets at £30 or £60 a time have been issued in the town. This equates to £486,540 at the lower rate, and £973,080 at the higher band. Even a mid-point figure of £729,810 amounts to a staggering total. Such information invites the following questions:
- how much of this revenue is Roads Service spending on the upkeep of the road network within County Fermanagh?
- what percentage is leaving Northern Ireland and finding its way into the coffers of NCP Services?
We shall await the Roads Service reply with much interest.