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A COUNCIL has revealed that its car parking income dropped last year.

Havant Borough Council took £817,342 from charges for off-street car parking in 2011 to 2012, a drop from £859,677 in 2010 to 2011.

As reported in The News on Thursday, Portsmouth City Council and Fareham Borough Council recorded a drop in profit from off-street and on-street car parking charges in 2011 to 2012, whilet Gosport Borough Council’s profit from off-street parking increased.

Leader of Havant council, councillor Anthony Briggs said car parks were an important revenue stream.

He said: ‘Many authorities have gone down because of the economic downturn.

‘When we’re losing one third of our central government grant any income from whatever source is important to us.’