Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Adur council oversight prompts parking ticket refunds

Now this is how it should be ... a lesson to all councils out there. Well done Adur and this follows on from a similar example set by South Tyneside, Sheffield and Guildford.

BBC News Sussex
An oversight by a Sussex council has led to people being wrongfully fined for parking offences in Shoreham.
Adur District Council said a parking order for the town's Ropetackle car park was inadvertently not completed in October 2008.

The error means people who paid to park were wrongfully charged, and those who received parking tickets were wrongfully fined. Refunds for Penalty Charge Notices are being organised with immediate effect.Machines suspended
The council said people did not need to contact the local authority for parking fine refunds.
People can claim refunds for pay and display charges at the Adur Civic Centre cash office between 11 November and 10 December, providing they have kept their Ropetackle car parking ticket. Ticket machines are currently suspended at the car park until a new order is in place, the council added. A 21-day consultation will run until 3 December, and the new order should come into force in early January.

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