Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Bolton Council good at 'misleading' motorists

Don't think that Bolton Council is just beginning to mislead motorists. They have alreay been caught out and censured by the Local Government Ombudsman.

Motorists ‘misled’ over parking fines
From the Bolton Evening News,

first published Wednesday 23rd Aug 2006.

BOLTON Council has been criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman over the wording on its parking tickets.
Government watchdogs found wording on information relating to the appeals procedure was misleading.
It means some people who might have otherwise lodged an appeal against a ticket were discouraged from doing so.
Now the council has issued new guidance in line with Government recommendations - but it could lead to some motorists launching retrospective appeals. More ...

Another report here at www.rottencouncils.co.uk

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