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Six month pilot for CCTV spy car agreed
10:25am Thursday 18th October 2012 in News
A CCTV car will soon be patrolling the borough after Thurrock Council's cabinet agreed a six month pilot last night.
The spy car will issue fines for a range of parking issues around the borough, but will concentrate on parking outside schools and illegally parked lorries.
Cllr Angie Gaywood, portfolio holder for public protection, said the pilot will be self-funding so is a "win-win situation" and will increase safety outside schools.
The car will be visiting every school on a regular basis, and anyone found to have parked illegally will be fined a minimum of £35 for each offence, or £75 if they delay payment.