Random facts about Newham

30 Aug

Five interesting things I’ve learned about our borough from reading recent FOI disclosure logs:

  • The council spent £10,392.88 on hiring private detectives in 2010/2011.
  • You are more likely to get a parking ticket on Romford Road than any other road in the borough. 8,273 penalty charge notices were issued for parking offences there in 2012-13, yielding £199,782 in revenue to the council.
  • The council’s total take last year from parking tickets, including car parks, was £9,087,594.
  • Newham Council does not own any residential properties in the Thanet District Council area.
  • There are a total of 3,543 Polish nationals registered to vote in the London Borough of Newham.
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