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Parking tickets?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
Can anyone tell me if Good Friday is classed as a bank holiday or not? I ask because I received a parking ticket on this day when i thought bank holidays were free. Any feed back would be appreciated.

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  • SagarisSagaris Forumite
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    I always thought it was - as the banks are closed!
    If it was a Council car park or the ticket was issued by them, ring up the parking department and ask if they count Good Friday as a Bank holiday - if the answer is yes - you're in the clear!
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  • lifeisgoodlifeisgood Forumite
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    Many council car parks do charge for bank holidays, especially if in an area where they are likely to be well used. My local ones charge.
    The T&C's should be on the ticket machine.
  • tom188tom188 Forumite
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    there is no standard system adopted on this subject, you must check with the council and or car park operator.
  • Pluto_BearPluto_Bear Forumite
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    The important thing is what is on the car park notice; some charge all the time, some even charge disabled drivers - there is NO national standard! perhaps there should be, but....
  • melg1973melg1973 Forumite
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    Apparently its classed as a Public Holiday and not actually a Bank Holiday. I only know this as I used to work for Boots the Chemist at their head office and if we wanted to take Good Friday off it came off your annual leave as it wasn't a bank holiday. Nowhere else seems to get away with that!:confused:
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    richm40 wrote: »
    Can anyone tell me if Good Friday is classed as a bank holiday or not? I ask because I received a parking ticket on this day when i thought bank holidays were free. Any feed back would be appreciated.

    When I worked in West Yorkshire, it was tradition to work Good Friday and have Easter Monday and Tuesday as holiday. Is it possible that this is what's happened?
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  • melg1973 wrote: »
    Apparently its classed as a Public Holiday and not actually a Bank Holiday. I only know this as I used to work for Boots the Chemist at their head office and if we wanted to take Good Friday off it came off your annual leave as it wasn't a bank holiday. Nowhere else seems to get away with that!:confused:

    Someone told me that today as well, as he got a parking ticket on Good Friday and someone at Camden Council told him this.
    However, I looked up on DirectGov website, it clearly states that "Bank Holiday" is how public holidays are called in the U.K. and that Good Friday is a Bank Holiday in all parts of the U.K. including England and Wales, Scotland as well as N. Ireland. So I wonder whether forcing you to use your own annual leave in place of Good Friday is at all legal or not.
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