According to the Project Manager only one lorry got a ticket because he was slightly outside the area that was reserved from them, also, 4 residents cars got towed away for ignoring the parking restriction, hehehe.
traffic wardens are the Robin Hoods if South Ken - the money they take off the rich folk living around college is going into pedestrianisation of Exhibition road - something we should be massive supporters of (less pollution - nice-looking etc). i think.
Westminster runs it's own parking enforcement, because, err, it's a massive revenue generator. They probably require their wardens to award a minimum number of tickets per shift (as do Lambeth) or pay the wardens a 'performance related' pay (ie more tickets, more pay). I believe it's such a big number (like 150m) that they've become addicted to the parking tax. Personally I think they should automatically ticket chelsea tractors just for being such anti-social machines. Maybe when I leave Imperial I'll start issuing tickets for a living....
It's too lucrative a 'business' to outsource isnt it. Bit like congestion charging - why'd they want to sell off something that makes money? Nothing better than seeing a traffic warden booking some ditsy's Land Rover - usually end up crying into their fur coat and cursing the day Ken Livingstone was born.