Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Luton Borough Council Penalty Charge Notices unlawful

As the dominoes start to topple next one down is Luton. Their Penalty Charge Notices contain no date of issue and therefore do not conform to Section 66(3) of the 1991 Road Traffic Act.
However, in a telephone conversation today with the Council's Parking Shop they claimed that their PCNs had been 'approved' by NPAS.
Nice to know that NPAS are authorising unlawful PCNs. I have put in a Freedom of Information request for a copy of that advice. Somehow I do not think it will exist.
Meanwhile, they have been put on notice that their PCNs are unlawful and they must cease enforcement immediately.
It has been brought to the attention of the local press, the Luton News.

So there we have it. In the space of a week Peterborough, Salisbury, Bournemouth and now Luton. More will be revealed soon. Meanwhile keep the PCNs coming.

What is the big scandal?


The MacArthur decision was sent round as a circular in May 2005. Caroline Sheppard is the Chief Adjudicator responsible for training and appointing the adjudicators yet they hadn't picked up on the fact that PCNs were still incorrectly worded.

NPAS is not independent...funded by local authorities issuing PCNs.

NPAS is not competent...and this is clear from the above. The responsibility for this shambles...hundreds of thousands of motorists fined illegally lies squarely with the Chief Adjudicator.

Time for your resignation Miss Sheppard.

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