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Barnsley Council has ANPR van to tackle illegal parking

Drivers who illegally park in Barnsley are being targeted by a new van which records vehicle number plates.

Barnsley Council received a government grant of £43,000 for the automatic number plate recognition van to record drivers who park in restricted areas.

The council said the vehicle would patrol parts of the borough where safety was a concern, particularly around areas such as schools.

Councillor Roy Miller said members of the public had demanded the service.

The van takes a photograph of the parking offence and a £70 fine is then issued through the post. The offender will be given a 50% discount if it is paid within 21 days.

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