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Council scraps parking fines

PUBLISHED: 15:46 22 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:28 11 August 2010

THE COUNCIL has apologised after a resident was wrongly issued with parking tickets outside his home. Anthony Taylor, of Colne House, Harts Lane, Barking, received eight penalty charge notices between November 5 and November 24, for parking in the same sp

THE COUNCIL has apologised after a resident was wrongly issued with parking tickets outside his home.

Anthony Taylor, of Colne House, Harts Lane, Barking, received eight penalty charge notices between November 5 and November 24, for parking in the same spot in the residential car park.

He said he had been parking there for two years without ever receiving a ticket.

After contacting the council's parking services last week, he was told that the notices should not have been issued, and that he could get a refund for any fees that he had paid.

Mr Taylor had not paid the fees, but told the Post he was worried about other residents who were unaware the tickets had been issued wrongly.

A council spokesperson said: "The mistakes came about because a new enforcement officer assu-med Mr Taylor's car was parked on a highway and not on an estate road, with no marked restrictions.

"The council is considering regularising parking controls to avoid situations such as this happening in the future. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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