The York Council has published a list of contraventions of it’s revised ANPR camera enforced access restrictions on Coppergate.
To date, 82 Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) have been issued.
Some drivers have received warning letters for “first offences”
Potentially the PCNs might bring in around £35,000 in a full year – less if fines are paid promptly or appeals are successful.
However, we are only just entering the tourist season and we know from the Lendal Bridge debacle that many visitors to the City are vulnerable to these byzantine access regulations. York’s international reputation is once more on the line.
It seems unlikely that the Council will reach its budgeted income figure of £100,000 – unless of course it intends to roll out ANPR camera enforcement to other streets.
Administration costs for spy camera enforcement systems are high so it may be the taxpayer who eventually faces a hit.