Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Tell Barnet Council Not to Appeal

David Attwood's campaign to fight Barnet's 300% hike in Residents Parking chages ended in success in the High Court, the judge making absolutely clear that local authorities may NOT use parking charges to raise revenue.

Make it clear to Barnet that this a fair and just decision and local taxpayers' money should not be risked in a foolhardy appeal.

Sign the petition: http://petitions.barnet.gov.uk/CPZAction/

Monday, 14 January 2013

The One Show - Carstoppers car park at Howarth

BBC One Show's Dan Donnelly confronts a Carstoppers parking attendant in Yorkshire, who drivers claim is unfairly targeting them.

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Friday, 11 January 2013

Folkestone parking officer on £150k theft charges


A MAN accused of stealing money from the parking meters he was responsible for repairing will face trial at crown court.
Matthew Donovan, a former technical officer at Shepway District Council, is accused of stealing more than £150,000 from the machines in council-owned car parks in Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh, between January 2009 and March 2012.

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Barry’s parking ticket bid caught on camera

A PARKING campaigner was seen on a TV documentary deliberately getting a parking ticket in Bury.
Parking Mad aired on BBC 1 on Tuesday night and featured Barry Moss, a pensioner from Westhoughton, who had waged an unsuccessful High Court case against Bolton Council’s auditors KPMG in 2010.

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Soldier is hit by hotel car park drop-off fine

A SOLDIER was shocked to be handed a £100 parking fine despite only being on a hotel car park for a matter of seconds.
Staff sergeant Rick Boys, of St John’s, Worcester, had driven into the Fownes Hotel car park on City Walls Road, Worcester, to drop off his wife Karen for a training day and returned later to pick her up.

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Bournemouth drivers "not legally required" to display parking ticket

THEY installed the parking meters, hired the traffic wardens and started collecting the cash.

But it appears Bournemouth council forgot one little thing in its haste to start making money from on-street parking – making it a legal requirement for motorists to display a ticket.

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Exeter parking charges could rise as income hits £3.1m

Parking charges could go up in Exeter under plans put forward by the Devon council that makes the most money from parking.

Exeter City Council said it planned to raise charges in some car parks in a bid to make the system "simpler"

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