New team of parking wardens will patrol Bridgend county from April 1
DRIVERS beware — parking wardens will soon be dishing out £70 spot-fines across the Bridgend county.
The council is introducing civil parking enforcement from April 1, after South Wales Police advised it would no longer provide traffic wardens.
Similar civil enforcement schemes already operate in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Council areas.
Bridgend Council will employ 12 enforcement officers, who will patrol the county seven days a week.
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They will be empowered to issue penalty charges ranging between £50 and £70 to offenders.
The charges will be halved if paid within 14 days, but will also increase to £75 and £105 respectively if the payment is made late.
Bridgend Council cabinet member for communities, Phil White, said: "As car usage has increased throughout the UK, so too have problems associated with illegal parking."
Mr White said those problems would be tackled in a fair and consistent way.