HOUNSLOW Council has won an award for CCTV parking enforcement despite huge controversy over the new system last year.
It won the enforcement award, together with the NSL group which supported the scheme, at last month's British Parking Awards.
Judges praised the network of cameras for helping to crack down on rogue drivers and improve safety on the streets.
Inspector Ged Boyer, of Hounslow Police, said: "Since the installation of the control room in December 2009 the relationship between your team and the police has continued to develop and our officers have come to rely heavily on the evidence captured by your cameras as part of their investigations."
CCTV cameras enforcing parking across the borough were briefly switched off last year after drivers who were hit with a flood of fines complained about a lack of publicity.
The Chronicle revealed last month how CCTV cameras in Hounslow were responsible for issuing 58,000 parking tickets last year, generating nearly £4 million.
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