Ever wondered where motorists are most likely to be slapped with a parking ticket in Cheshire West and Chester?

Under the Freedom of Information Act, The Chronicle asked Cheshire West and Chester Council to reveal the 20 locations where its parking enforcement officers handed out the most penalty charge notices in 2015.

Laying claim to the number one spot is Ellesmere Port's Town Centre Car Park, next to Asda, the Port Arcades and the market, with a whopping 2,547 notices dished out there last year.

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Trailing behind in second place is Market Car Park in Northwich, then Trinity Street Car Park in Chester comes in third.

While Chester may not have scooped the dubious honour, it certainly appeared more than any other Cheshire West location, with 15 of its car parks and streets making it into the top 20.

The council says parking enforcement helps residents and visitors by improving road safety, easing congestion and reducing the abuse of disabled parking by ensuring spaces are available for genuine Blue Badge holders.

Here's the top 20

  • Town Centre Car Park in Ellesmere Port – 2,547
  • Market Car Park in Northwich – 1,626
  • Trinity Street Car Park in Chester – 1,261
  • Frodsham Street Car Park in Chester – 941
  • Lower Bridge Street in Chester – 796
  • Little Roodee Car Park in Chester – 743
  • Gorsestacks Car Park in Chester – 698
  • Market Car Park in Chester – 674
  • Bridge Street in Chester – 636
  • St Werburgh Street in Chester – 627
  • Weaver Street in Chester – 586
  • Cuppin Street Car Park in Chester – 568
  • City Road in Chester – 548
  • Service Road four in Winsford – 528
  • Brook Street Car Park in Chester – 523
  • Civic Centre Car Park in Ellesmere Port – 518
  • The Groves in Chester – 510
  • Commonhall Street in Chester – 498
  • Volunteer Street in Chester – 432
  • Cumberland Street Car Park in Northwich – 346