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COMPENSATION FROM A LOCAL COUNCIL - ILLEGAL PARKING SCHEME.===========

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COMPENSATION FROM A LOCAL COUNCIL - ILLEGAL PARKING SCHEME.
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I got a parking ticket in outer London some time ago.
To cut a long story short,it went through the full cycle:
the council, bailiffs, Northampton, District Judge, PATAS ( who ruled that I should pay £130 without looking at the actual evidence in any detail.)
I was seriously ill at the time, going through a divorce, moving etc BUT I don't give in easily to bullies, despite being advised to pay up and drop it.

I eventually paid up, but contacted the parking department, and some sensible chap actually went down to have a look at the road in question. He then told me the council "had a lot of complaints" about the parking scheme in question and it " was illegal, so I could have my money back."

Obviously I was inconvenienced for over a year and I would like some compensation from the local council concerned.

This is now purely a money raising exercise - the bailiff was demanding around £500 and threatening to " break in."

Action plan? ( please )
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

What action are you hoping to take please?

What is your loss? They have refunded you?

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