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News and Comment September 2012

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27 September (Part 2) - Parking fines. Exposing Bexley’s dishonesty. (Episode 2)

Broadway ParkingThe disabled former policeman with a blue badge was ticketed for parking on a double yellow line on 5th August 2009. He wrote to Bexley council pointing out that the No Loading sign was totally obscured by a hanging flower basket and any kerb markings had long since disappeared. He also referred to the parking attendant’s promise to mark his notes to that effect and his own photographs.

On 17th August Bexley council replied to say that “an Authorised Officer has considered all the evidence presented from both parties, including the digital images taken and the contemporaneous notes made by Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) BL286 to support the issue of the PCN. The [Authorised] Officer has rejected your representation”.

So here we have a clear cut case of there being no kerb markings and effectively no signage and Bexley council says it has considered every bit of that evidence and the photographs and the notes which CEO BL286 said he had made and has found nothing at all wrong.

The ex-policeman considered the response to be an obvious set of lies and, drawing on his police experience, believed it to be a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. With the persistence that only a retiree has time for he set about proving that Bexley council’s parking procedures incorporate the dismissal of all appeals at the initial stage whatever the strength of the evidence. He went on to prove that lying is the norm and along the way secured interviews with dishonest staff right up to Director level.

As this story will be spread over an as yet undetermined number of episodes, a cumulative version is provided.


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