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Why you're better off parking in Ashford!

Kent's most law-abiding parkers - or the best at avoiding traffic wardens - live in Ashford.

Figures show the borough council raked in the least amount of money in the county from parking fines.

A total of £30,640,312.32 was paid in parking fines in Kent over the last five years.

The statistics released under the Freedom of Information Act to the KM Group reveal the council which issues more parking tickets than any other is Medway.

According to the figures, Medway Council clocked up the highest amount of money over five years, at £5,623,568.39. Other high earners over five years included Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (£4,786,272), Canterbury City Council (£3,396,789), Maidstone Borough Council (£2,657,499), Dover District Council (£2,294,740.67) and Gravesham Borough Council (£2,259,138).

The lowest earning council over five years was Ashford Borough Council with £795,386.

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