Persistent parking offenders to have their vehicles seized

10 September 2021
Thurrock Council's Parking Team will soon seize and remove the vehicles of persistent parking offenders and those whose inconsiderate parking creates a hazard, blocks disabled parking bays or causes traffic issues, thanks to a decision made by Cabinet on Wednesday 8 September.
Cllr Ben Maney, Cabinet member for highways, said: "Our officers issue fines to motorists that break parking rules but in some cases we need to take stronger action.

Purfleet-on-Thames man fails in attempts to evade fines

28 May 2021
A Purfleet-on-Thames man has been forced to pay more than £600 worth of parking fines after his attempts to evade justice by using a fake number plate failed.
The man swapped his real number plate for a fake plate when he parked illegally. He attempted to evade the fines by claiming the vehicle was not his but an investigation carried out by Thurrock Council Civil Enforcement officers proved it was the same vehicle.
This week a Traffic Penalty Adjudication Tribunal found in the council's favour and the man has been ordered to pay 9 fines totalling £630.