6 Oct 2011
Baker Street earned Westminster council more than £300,000 from parking tickets last year – making it a contender for the capital’s most lucrative road.
Figures compiled under a Freedom of Information Act request by Liberal Democrat activist Stuart Bonar showed that Tory-run Westminster council made nearly £23million from parking tickets. Mr Bonar said the council considered its streets a “money-making asset”.
The top 10 highest-earning streets, including Savile Row, Queensway in Bayswater, Wardour Street in Soho and Great Cumberland Place in Marylebone, raised a combined total of more than £2.5million through Westminster’s NSL parking attendants.