Latest figures show £500k of parking fines issued in Wirral during 2023

New data shows which parts of Wirral have the highest incidences of parking fines issued.

In 2023, 16,785 fines were issued by Wirral Council, an increase of more than 1,700 fines compared to 2022. In 2024, the local authority said 2,957 fines had been issued by 19 March.

The data, which came from a Freedom of Information request, shows the council issued fines of £506,347 in 2023, up from £347,930 in 2022 and £67,665 so far in 2024. However, between 2022 and 2024, 5,543 fines are still outstanding, while 2,972 have been successfully appealed.

The biggest reasons for fines being generated were for people parking on a restricted street, in a car park without a valid ticket, for longer than allowed or paid for, in a bus stop or taxi rank, and using resident parking areas or disabled parking spaces. 

Wirral Council is currently developing its strategy to manage parking across the borough. Councillors voted to move forward the policy forward in December 2023.

The local authority declined to comment when asked by the LDRS for an update on progress.

These figures are for parking fines issued by Wirral Council only, and not any fines issued by Merseyside Police. Further, it does not include any money generated by companies that own privately operated car parks.

The roads and car parks in Wirral which made the most revenue through parking fines for the council, and how much money was made in 2023:

LocationPayment
Europa Square Car park£16,225.00
Marine Promenade£14,429.00
Liscard Crescent£11,743.00
Concourse Car park£10,653.00
Europa Pools Car park£10,537.00
Wirral Country Park£10,279.00
Telegraph Road (Heswall)£6,744.00
Mount Ave Car park£6,650.00
Oliver Street£6,589.00
Fleetcroft Road£6,335.00
Hamilton Square£6,243.00
Birkenhead Market Service Road£5,658.00
Royden Country Park£5,443.00
Hamilton Street (CCTV)£5,399.00
Oxton Road (Birkenhead)£5,175.00
Grange Road (West Kirby)£5,095.00
Oval Service Road (CCTV)£4,997.00
Grange Road West£4,995.00
Chadwick Street£4,794.00
Salisbury Street£4,725.00
Woodchurch Road (Prenton)£4,560.00
Upper Mount Ave Car park£4,375.00
Pye Road Car park£4,275.00
Argyle Street South£3,949.00
Virginia Road£3,893.00
Wallasey Road£3,770.00
Seaview Road (Liscard)£3,724.00
Liscard Village£3,598.00
Dee Lane£3,527.00
Dock Road (Seacombe)£3,518.00

The roads and car parks which saw the highest number of fines issued and how many on each of these roads in 2023:

LocationPCN Issued
Europa Square Car park715
Concourse Car park512
Europa Pools Car park500
Marine Promenade500
Wirral Country Park499
Liscard Crescent390
Hamilton Square304
Mount Ave Car park289
Royden Country Park271
Telegraph Road (Heswall)227
Birkenhead Market Service Road205
Pye Road Car park200
Oliver Street198
Fleetcroft Road194
Grange Road West189
Liscard Village Car park182
Oxton Road (Birkenhead)179
Grange Road (West Kirby)178
Upper Mount Ave Car park176
Hamilton Street (CCTV)173
Seaview Road (Liscard)167
Wallasey Road163
Oval Service Road (CCTV)161
Salisbury Street152
Chadwick Street146
Europa Boulevard146
Puddydale Car park144
Barton Street Car park140
Market Street (Birkenhead)139
Argyle Street South136

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