New parking bay sensor technology is being deployed by Westminster City Council at a cost of £15m

The council says that, working in conjunction with an App, it will enable motorists to find available parking spaces.

What they neglect to mention is that the sensors are made by a parking enforcement company and are called “meter eyes”.

Basically when you park the sensor knows it and when you have stayed beyond the maximum time they send a signal to the nearest civil enforcement officer to rush round and slap a ticket on your windscreen! When we dig even deeper we discover that the council will be using the information fed back to them to raise parking charges.

Why can’t the council just be honest and tell us the real reason up front. We think they are basically highway bandits. Edinburgh council also uses the technology