We gathered a list of the top five roads which were the source of the most penalty charge notices (PCNs) in the Greenwich borough in 2022 – as well as finding out why motorists were getting fined and how much they were paying out.

A penalty charge notice (PCN) is a fine issued for disobeying parking or traffic rules that you must pay and there are a range of rulings that you must follow.

The News Shopper requested an FOI from Greenwich Council regarding PCN in the borough and the data we received is as follows.

Greenwich Council recorded a total of 129,193 PCNs last year across the whole borough - with Bugsby Way being top location where the most fines were given out.

Bugsby Way (outside Makro) was the source location of 9,004 PCNs – all of which related to traveling in the bus lanes.

Motorists paid a total of £410,412 in fines from this road alone.

Tunnel Avenue marks second on the list with 5,340 PCNs issued and £255,668 paid in fines for this road specifically.

The majority of the fines here are for “parking for longer than permitted” or for “parking in a restricted street”.

Millennium Way bus stop has been the source of 4,887 fines being given out earning the council £280,903 – with all of the offences being listed as “parking on a restricted bus stop”.

In fourth place is Blackwall Lane Junction with Salutation Road which caused 4,358 fines –with all fined motorists penalised for “stopping in a box junction”.

These fines reached a total of £253,185.

Finally, Eltham High Street was the source of 4,217 PCN’s, all issued for a range of reasons with the most common being “parked without clearly displaying valid pay and display”.

All of the total PCNs for this road reached £207,815.

Recent data reveals that Greenwich Council refrained from contesting any appeals between July 2022 and September 2023, consistently attributing the decision to "no evidence" in each case.

In light of these findings, the adjudicator is compelled to nullify the penalty charges imposed on drivers.

Greenwich Council clarified that the inability to present evidence during this period was a result of staff shortages.

This noteworthy revelation came to light as BBC producer Vince Rogers effectively contested a penalty charge he had received.

Having been issued a £130 penalty charge notice in June of this year, Rogers, confident of his innocence, decided to challenge it.

Upon delving deeper into the matter on the London Tribunals website, Mr. Rogers discovered a remarkable statistic: from July 2022 to September 2023, Greenwich Council did not contest a single appeal.

This information played a crucial role in his successful appeal against the penalty charge, he claimed.