FERMANAGH and Omagh District Council area recorded the highest number of off-street parking charge notices (PCNs) across Northern Ireland’s 11 council areas last year.

According to statistics released by the Department of Infrastructure, 4,595 PCNs were issued in the Fermanagh and Omagh district in 2016, representing 13 per cent of the overall 36,041 tickets issued across the province.

This was closely followed by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council with 4,441 PCNs and Belfast City Council with 4,135.

The Department of Infrastructure is responsible for the enforcement of on-street parking, such as on yellow lines, limited waiting and pay and display parking spaces.

On the ground enforcement by Traffic Attendants is provided by the Department’s contractor, NSL.

The Department also operates and enforces off-street car parks on behalf of local councils and will continue to do so until October 2019.

In Enniskillen, 2,581 on-street PCNs were issued in 2016.

By comparison, Omagh had 1,313.

Irvinestown recorded 96, Lisnaskea recorded 49, Fivemiletown had 46 and Clogher recorded 44.

Dromore however, had none.

“The aim of parking and bus lane enforcement is to reduce the number of vehicles illegally parked on our roads or driving in bus lanes or other bus priority measures,” said the Department.