Parking charges make nearly £3m

Councils in the county made £2,890,000 from car parking charges in 2010-11.

The council which collected the most money here was Northampton Council which made £2,438,000 – the 60th highest amount in the country, followed by Kettering Council which collected £407,000 and was ranked 216th and Corby Council which collected £45,000, ranking it 285th.

Wellingborough Council and East Northamptonshire Council do not charge for parking. As a result East Northamptonshire had a deficit of £71,000 and Wellingborough had a deficit of £340,000 to cover.