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Bonkers Blog August 2011

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3 August (Part 1) - Ombudsman criticises Bexley council over parking fine

In condemning Bexley council for its inflexible attitude to enforcing parking fines the Local Government Ombudsman recommended that Bexley council “undertakes a review of its automated PCN recovery procedure, ensuring that correspondence is considered even if received outside the statutory notification period to ensure it considers its discretion based on the individual circumstances of each case”. A Bexley council spokesman with the supreme arrogance one has come to expect from it said that “changes to procedures would have to be balanced against efficiency and cost”. Yet another example of Bexley council deciding that the rulings of Adjudicators , Ombudsmen and Judges don’t apply to them.


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