APPROXIMATELY 1,000 warnings were given out to motorists instead of parking fines within a ten-day period.

Wokingham Borough Council has taken control of parking enforcement in the town, and instead of fines, warnings were distributed.

Since October 13, parking fines have been reinstated.

Cllr Chris Bowring was asked “Could the executive update the council on the implementation of civil parking enforcement?”

He said: “Since the penalty notices with fines started on the 13tt October, 950 have been issued.

“No issues from the public have been raised with WBC in respect of the tickets issued.

“There have been a small number of issues raised about visitor permits, about the new permit scheme generally and the website which the WBC team is addressing.

“A few complaints during the early stages of implementation, were made to NSL, the parking company who administers CPE about the responsiveness of their customer services team. This has been addressed and there has been significant improvement.”