The street in Herefordshire that yields the most in parking fines has been revealed.

In the financial year to the end of last March, Broad Street in Hereford brought in £40,030.36 in penalty charge notices (PCNs – that is, parking fines) to Herefordshire Council’s coffers.

This came from 1,492 individual PCNs, or nearly 4.1 a day, averaging £26.83 in value, according to a council response to a freedom of information request.


“The violations were all parking violations,” the council confirmed.

Hereford Times: Broad Street, Hereford Broad Street, Hereford (Image: Geograph / Philip Pankhurst)

This surpasses the number of fines held by the previous year’s “winner”. A similar request a year ago found that 1,341 PCNs were issued in the city’s Union Street in the year to March 2022.

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But these were more remunerative for the council, yielding a total of £47,404, an average of £35.35 per ticket.

This suggests  more drivers are paying promptly. Fines of £50 or £70 are to be paid within 28 days, but if paid within 14 days the sum is halved.

Why the total should be an odd amount is unclear.