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On This Day

Thursday 19th August 2004

15 years ago

A controversial incentive scheme for traffic wardens was scrapped. National Car Parks (NCP), which controlled parking for Westminster City Council in central London, had a "Champion's League" policy. It rewarded the traffic warden who issued the most tickets with a trophy or other prizes including TVs and pay bonuses. A council spokesman said the scheme had been phased out and another one based on the quality of an attendant's work would be introduced. Westminster's cabinet member for transport, Colin Barrow, said the move indicated that the council was willing to listen to criticism of its parking service.