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Councils not providing info on appealing car parking fines - know your rights

edited 7 February 2017 at 1:28PM in Motoring
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Former_MSE_LucindaFormer_MSE_Lucinda Former MSE
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edited 7 February 2017 at 1:28PM in Motoring
Local authorities are not doing enough to highlight the appeals process to motorists who've been slapped with parking fines, according to the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO). Make sure you know your rights if you've been unfairly fined....
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  • DoaMDoaM Forumite
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    Almost all Council parking fines can be challenged. The best place for help with this is Pepipoo.

    (You can't register using a Hotmail address).
  • edited 7 February 2017 at 5:57PM
    reduxredux Forumite
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    edited 7 February 2017 at 5:57PM
    I don't know why the Local Government Ombudsman is making pronouncements on the subject.

    When I rang them and said a council had failed and refused to supply me with information possibly germane to a bus lane case, like when was a certain road sign removed , then later replaced with another in a slightly different place, and there was a spell of time in between with none (all three views available on Google Maps), and in addition one email I sent in had been half-redacted when passed between deoartments, so part of my request was lost, which is probably why no response to that part, and the council had completely ignored two separate complaints about all this and another point, the ombudsman office said they weren't interested and would not get involved.
  • nicechapnicechap Forumite
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    Another MSE fail, missed posting in the parking forum!!!!
    Originally Posted by shortcrust
    "Contact the Ministry of Fairness....If sufficient evidence of unfairness is discovered you’ll get an apology, a permanent contract with backdated benefits, a ‘Let’s Make it Fair!’ tshirt and mug, and those guilty of unfairness will be sent on a Fairness Awareness course."
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