The council collected more than £135k from parking tickets in three months.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed Watford Borough Council collected £136,818.69 in parking tickets from July to September this year.

The council issued 6,428 tickets within that time, but was not able to say which location has the highest number of tickets issued, due to the ticket processing system being unable to specify this information.

Cllr Ian Sharpe, who is responsible for regeneration and development for the council, has responded saying that only six of these tickets were appealed, showing that those ticketed know they are doing wrong.

He said: "Illegally parked cars are a big frustration for local residents. Tickets are only issued when people make a decision to park where they shouldn’t – a legally parked vehicle won’t get a ticket."

"We regularly review the number of tickets being issued. There hasn’t been any significant change this year and only six of these 6,000 tickets were appealed to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal, which clearly shows people know what they’re doing is wrong.

"All the money the council receives from the fines is re-invested in parking and traffic related improvements across the town such as new cycle hoops, provision for electric vehicles and the current plans to upgrade and pedestrianise the High Street."