The correspondent who earlier this month referred me to the illegal application of
yellow lines in Abbey Road and
Devonshire Road has achieved a minor victory over
Bexley council; they have conceded that they have been breaking the law and the lines in both
places have been removed and replaced by free parking bays. I bet that confuses any motorist who
decides to park in one, unrestricted parking is unheard of in the centre of Bexleyheath.
But the good news stops there, the council have said this is a temporary measure
while they dream up another way of fleecing the motorist; it was said a
mobile telephone based payment system is favoured. So another expensive system with
lots of potential for wrong charges - as has been reported from Bromley where
the council experimented with such a system. Further bad news is that Bexley
council has no intention of tracing the motorists it illegally fined for parking
on an unauthorised yellow line. Dishonesty is standard procedure in Bexley.
Continuing the Bad News/Good News theme; parking fines are to go up across
London by £10 but you may be surprised to learn that councillor Craske voted
against the increase. How that fits in with his local policy of bleeding
motorists dry and cooking the books if it aids his evil schemes I have no idea.
Id like to think that he has turned over a new leaf but as the news is six
weeks old and his madness has been much in evidence since it seems that any
optimism would be ill-founded.