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PARKING BANDITS REFUSED FOR CAUSE

PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:59 pm
by The Freeman-on-the-Land known as Michael
I recently walked out of a friend’s house in the middle of England to find a parking ticket on the windscreen of my woman’s car, which I had parked there the night before in a quiet residential street, with no bays or means of paying for visitors; a parking trap to generate revenue for the local council, if ever I saw one.

Within 72 hours, the Fixed Penalty Notice was returned to the issuers with the following written on it in large red capital letters:

REFUSED FOR CAUSE WITHOUT DISHONOUR
WITHOUT PREJUDICE WITHOUT RECOURSE

A few weeks later, I parked the car in the same street for about fifteen hours in total. Just before I headed for home, I returned with my friend and his dog from a walk through the park on a beautiful sunny day to find two parking bandits standing by the car. From a distance of about 100 metres they seemed to be sratching their heads.

We took a detour to the local shop for provisions and made our way back down the street to find the wardens had gone, but not before leaving a ticket on a car that was not parked on the street when I parked there the night before. It was just a few metres from my woman’s car, which, for some strange reason, had escaped the customary attempt to impose a fraudulent claim.

More than 4 months later, my woman has still not received a NOTICE TO OWNER. In actual fact, she has not received anything relating to the alleged offence, which we are more than happy to presume to be the parking bandit’s silent agreement that their unsolicited offer was refused for cause and returned within 3 days because it was fraudulent in nature, and they do not have ANY recourse to challenge the action.

http://freetheplanet.net/articles/97/parking-ticket-refused-for-cause

Re: FIXED PENALTY REFUSED FOR CAUSE

PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:04 pm
by The Freeman-on-the-Land known as Michael
I am happy to share this account of two more successes with the Refused For Cause method of dealing with unlawful charges by the Parking Bandits, but this time the party in question wanted to pursue their unenforceable claims in the county court...

http://freetheplanet.net/articles/97/parking-ticket-refused-for-cause

Namaste

Re: PARKING BANDITS REFUSED FOR CAUSE

PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:11 am
by free_spirit
Thank you for the article Michael it was interesting encouraging and most educational.

Peace

FS

Re: PARKING BANDITS REFUSED FOR CAUSE

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:49 pm
by The Freeman-on-the-Land known as Michael
MR JUSTICE KEITH stated in paragraph 9 of the Approved Judgement [2009 EWHC 1702 (Admin)] in the case of NEIL ANDREW HERRON & another v THE PARKING ADJUDICATOR and SUNDERLAND CITY COUNCIL [2009]:

...the principal point taken in that case was that the whole system of penalty charges was unlawful because it contravened the prohibition in the Bill of Rights against fines or forfeiture before conviction or judgment against the persons upon whom the fines and forfeiture were to be levied.


The link below has been updated and now included the case law in support of the legal position put forward:

http://freetheplanet.net/articles/97/parking-ticket-refused-for-cause

Peace