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Watch out… over 4,800 parking fines issued in 2017!


ENNISKILLEN drivers have once again been handed more on street parking tickets than their fellow motorists in Omagh in the past year.
During 2017, a total of 2,733 parking penalty charges were issued in Enniskillen compared with the 2,000 which were processed in Omagh.
In 2017 the highest number of penalty charge notices issued in the North was in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area (4,849, 13%) compared with a national low in Antrim and Newtownabbey Council of 820 (2%).
November saw the most tickets handed out to motorists for illegal on street parking in Enniskillen as 336 penalties were processed while less than half that were issued in the lowest month of May at 154.
While Omagh had slightly more tickets issued for off-street parking, such as car-parks, at 2,476 compared to Enniskillen’s 2,373, when it came to on-street parking Enniskillen had 733 more tickets issued.
Once again the narrow margin between the two towns in this year’s figures to date does not reflect the significant population difference between them. However 2017 appears to be an improvement on previous years, when significantly more fines were issued in Enniskillen than Omagh.
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council (FODC) are responsible for off-street parking while the Department of Infrastructure deals with on-street penalties. The figures were released by DfI on the total number of parking fines issued in the North from January to December 2017.
Irvinestown had a grand total of 11 penalty notices issued last year while in Lisnaskea 57 were processed and 74 in Clogher. No tickets were issued in Dromore but one unlucky motorist was caught out in Kesh in September – the only ticket issued there for the whole 12 months while 35 tickets were handed out in Fivemiletown. Overall 2,442 parking fines have been issued in County Fermanagh over the past 12 months for on and off-street parking.


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