Cardiff Council made over £160,000 from Cathays parking tickets this year

Fanny Street was the worst culprit

Through a Freedom of Information request by The Tab Cardiff it has been revealed that in 2016, 5,765 parking tickets were issued to cars in the Cathays area.

This is an increase on 2015, where the number stood at 5,010 tickets, meaning over 700 more tickets were given out. This averages at over 14 per week.

Fanny Street received the most parking tickets in Cathays in both 2015 and 2016.

Cathays: Studentville

However, even though the council have distributed more tickets in 2016, they made less money from the fines than they did in 2015.

In 2016, £165,672 was made solely from parking tickets in the Cathays area, which is a £13,810 decrease from the 2015 year, in which they made £179,482.

If a car receives a ticket, you have a deadline of 28 days to pay, with the fine being reduced by 50 per cent if you pay within 14 days.

However, if a fine is not paid within 28 days, you have 14 more days to pay your original fine, plus 50 per cent.