Thank you. I was at the hospital in an emergency, my left eye was inflamed and painful following a cataract operation two weeks previously. I did not have an appointment. I only saw the small print when I returned to my vehicle to get my forgotten NHS number and the warden pointed the small print out to me, having issued a ticket within 6 minutes of me parking. I claim he saw me leave the vehicle and didn't try and stop me. I may have a witness to that fact.
I looked quickly at the confusing signage when I parked and concluded that it did not apply on a Sunday, as did several others who were parked there. I have name and number of one lady who's car was towed away. She said the signage did lead one to believe it didn't apply on a Sunday. I have photographs of the signage and other cars. The parking warden was having a field day ticketing and towing. I watched his activity for some time after I came back from the hospital. I feel very strongly that they put up ambiguous signage to lull motorist into innocently parking and make a lot of money. I am prepared to go to a hearing, which they tell me is at the Angel. I live in Brentwood Essex a long way to travel. If I lose, however, it will cost me £130 plus half a day time and travel costs. It would appear to me that this a money collecting system using suspended bays which are not hazardous in any way. The pavement beside the bay was accessible as normal.
For Jo C.
I do have a photo if I could send it. However, The normal parking bay sign on top of a pole is not covered up and says 'Permit holders only-Mon-Fri.8.30am-6.30pm. to the pole below had been fixed a bigger yellow sign Hackney. NO LOADING.
Then under neath but within the yellow sign a white frame sign with small print which could only be read quite close up and said Warning, parking suspended from Mon 1st July13 to 31st Dec 13.Please note that suspension of spaces applies 24 hours for each day of the suspension. then it states street name and Location, with an arrow from this point forward to junction with Brittania Walk. but to the right of the sign it seems hat it would have been ok to park? So you had to work out that it applied every day because it said 'applies 24 hours for every day of the suspension period' Then it gives a name of a company and reason. 'Construction or building repairs' By leaving the normal sign in place which indicates that restriction applies only Mon-Fri. One is lead to believe that the other restrictions also apply only Monday to Friday. Hope this enable you to get a visionable idea.. I said to the council that they should have a simple sign. BAYS SUSPENDED EVERY DAY 24 HOURS Instead of misleading the motorists and taking vast sums of money from them! I think they have to be stopped. They are still doing it in several streets around the area. If I had only parked the other side of the sign it seems I would have been ok. but tha'ts not really clear either.
Thanks Jo. I have sent pic to experts with request to pass on to JO C.
I couldn't work out which link you meant?? so hope it gets to you or please explain the link to which you refer
Thank Jo I have sent pic to XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX but wasn't sure to which link you refer/ I did take the www.justanswer.co.uk/trafficlaw etc, link from browser??? Probably not right. Can you tell me what link and I can send again. I did put to JO C Please pass on?
Great thanks, that is what I put in the e-mail. I have to go out now. When can we communicate again?
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