Probe into St Albans car parking penalties
INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the implications of a traffic penalty tribunal decision which could mean some people in St Albans might have been wrongly penalised. The appeal, which was instituted against St Albans District Council, upheld a contentio
INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the implications of a traffic penalty tribunal decision which could mean some people in St Albans might have been wrongly penalised.
The appeal, which was instituted against St Albans District Council, upheld a contention that a penalty charge notice issued in March this year against a vehicle parked in Bowers Way car park, Harpenden, without a pay and display voucher or parking clock was invalid.
The unnamed objector maintained that the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) under which the penalty had been imposed had failed to take account of changes in the Traffic Management Act of 2004 and other related regulations.
Parking campaigner Neil Herron, who lives in Tyne and Wear, has now called on St Albans council's chief executive Daniel Goodwin, to suspend off-street parking enforcement and revenue collection and pay restitution to motorists who have fallen foul of the TRO.
You may also want to watch:
St Albans council's head of legal services, Mike Lovelady, said: "The district council has received a traffic penalty adjudication dated October 23 in relation to an appeal on a particular penalty charge notice which has been deemed to be invalid.
"The district council is considering the decision and whether there are any implications which may arise.
- 1 Council loses appeal over St Peter's Street development scheme
- 2 Herts county council admits too much rubbish means recycling being dumped in landfill
- 3 St Albans house prices hit record high
- 4 Nothing to hide! How I became a convert to naturism
- 5 School buzzing about new Forest School and Hive building
- 6 Property Spotlight: A family home in Harpenden's sought after East Common
- 7 Hertfordshire's most expensive homes 2020
- 8 650 homes proposed for Harpenden golf club site
- 9 Area Guide: The affluent Hertfordshire town of Harpenden
- 10 100 homes approved at appeal for Green Belt land