These are sprouting up all over Newham. Must be something going on!

27 Jun

on Instagram – June 27, 2012 at 02:38PM

One Response to “These are sprouting up all over Newham. Must be something going on!”

  1. Mr. O'Brien July 6, 2012 at 10:01 #

    Oh, there certainly is!…There’ll be cars being towed away left right and centre, no doubt.Did you know that Newham ‘earned’ over ??1million last year from towing cars away after issuing ordinary parking tickets, then forcing people to pay the parking fine up front before allowing them to have the car back or even consider first whether or not to appeal?And that was already around double the previous year’s takings. So the Olympics look set to bring in record profits for the highways department with these massively extended parking restrictions.If your car does get towed away from this zone for a simple parking contravention, however, be aware that there seems to be no reason why you can’t legally refuse to pay anything at the pound and still take the car away with you before deciding at your leisure whether to pay or appeal.Depending on the precise circumstances, if Newham council refuses to let an owner have the car back without first paying the parking ticket, they might find it useful to tick the "procedural impropriety" box on the appeal form and write something along the lines of:"There has been a procedural impropriety, following LB Camden v Parking Adjudicator & Ors [2011] EWHC 295 (Admin), because I have been required to pay the PCN in full before being allowed to appeal and no Notice To Owner has been issued. Section 101A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) cannot apply because at no time did my car appear to be abandoned."After all, Newham would already have the money, so there would be nothing to be lost and everything to be gained by appealing and potentially getting it back. And if it is found that there has been a "procedural impropriety" then it is irrelevant whether or not the parking contravention actually occurred because the ticket must be cancelled by the adjudicator.Some more details here for those who may be interested. The link is about Camden, but the same laws apply to Newham:

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