Sunday, 21 February 2010

Islington Council Has Got To Be Joking!

and some other councils as well, but they are not, they are deadly serious, councils are wasting thousands of pounds by suing themselves over parking tickets, at least six local authorities have issued tickets against their own vehicles - then refused to pay the fines to themselves, some cases went through a staggering 14 stages before reaching a Parking Appeals tribunal, one farce saw Islington Council in North London issue a ticket, then take itself to an appeal hearing - where it asked for costs against itself, the costs process involves another four steps, stunned adjudicator Gerald Styles said he could not make an order for costs because the council could not "act wholly unreasonably or vexatiously against itself", other culprits include the London boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth, Hackney and Ealing, plus Kingston in Surrey, these are the same councils that will fine you if you leave your dustbin open more than half an inch, I hope the voters remember all of this when the next council elections come round!

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