Parking Tickets - About The Data

Sources of Data

I have asked local authorities and other organisations across the county to give me data on each ticket issued in their area for the last 36 months (24 months if that is not available). Most are giving about 24 months data. Some less.

Comparing Areas

The data is in different formats and so need to be processed to compare between areas and to identify locations and hotspots.

Because authorities have given information from slightly different dates I may have used slightly different 12 month periods when calculating number and value of tickets issued. In doing that I have tried, to ensure that comparisons are valid.

If 12 months is not available then I have sometimes estimated 12 month figures for a shorter time span. Those figures will have notes saying that.

Off-Street, On-Street, Bus-Lane, Moving

Some authorities issue all types of tickets within their areas and so issue tickets for

  • off-street (car parks)
  • on-street (yellow lines etc)
  • bus-lane
  • moving traffic offences (no right turn etc)

Others only issue one or more of those with the rest issued by another organisation.

This means there are some areas that have one or more ot these four tickets types missing.

I have included and analysed what I have so that I can find locations and hotspots as soon as possible. I will add new data as I get it. So please be aware that there will be parking ticket hotspots that I have not yet identified.

Feedback or Help

If you have any suggestions, questions or requests please Email Me or

Covid Period

For most areas I have data from before the covid period as well as over the last year. I will look across the country to see if there are differences in how parking tickets have work out.

But for the purposes of finding hotspots and for comparisons I will try, where possible, to use data that is prior to February 2020.

Progress - October 2020

Have sent FOIA requests to boroughs across UK. Click to view Progress So Far »

Progress - December 2019

Have completed a test run of Freedom of Information Act Requests and analysis. Current progress is as follows:

The following Boroughs and Organisations are currently refusing to provide information or ignored our request:

  • London Borough of Harrow
  • London Borough of Havering
  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • Transport for London

I am of course trying to encourage them to cooperate.


Some councils and issuing authorites have not yet provided all the information I need. But I have use what they have given so far to find the hotspots I can find in those areas. But, please be aware that there may be more yet to find.

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