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Friday, June 21, 2013

The Thieving Bastards of Newham Council

As loyal readers know, Nanny and her chums will do anything in their power to screw this country's hapless citizens out of as much money as possible.

Up until now this "milch cow" approach was under the guise of Nanny's rule of "law", now it seems that Nanny has gone one step further and is happy to gather such tithes illegally and outwith the rule of law.

Step forward the thieving bastards from Newham Council, who have happily been issuing illegal parking tickets over the last two years based on "evidence" garnered from a dozen cameras that have not been authorised by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA).
The BBC reports that Newham Council knows that between 2011 and 2013 it issued 6,840 tickets from unauthorised cameras - making £350,000.

By law, only camera models that have been specifically authorised by the VCA can be used by councils. Otherwise authorities might use cameras that are not of a high enough calibre to be relied upon for evidence. However, Newham Council was using cameras that did not have approval.

The council has now cancelled all the parking tickets that were unpaid, writing off a total of £347,376. However, it is refusing to refund those drivers who settled the unlawful fines straight away.
A Newham Council spokesman said:
"An internal review in June 2013 of 169 cameras operated by Newham Council found that 12 cameras used to issue parking tickets were not fully certified at that time. 

The council has decided that all outstanding fines from tickets issued via these cameras will be cancelled.

The cameras recorded vehicle use which was liable for enforcement.

As other councils have established in law when involved in similar cases on a much larger scale, we will therefore not be allowing appeals on tickets paid in relation to these cameras."

Ker Farking Ching!

Newham council are thieving bastards, happy to enforce the law in order to extract money from local residents but refusing to obey the law when it comes to its own behaviour and criminal activity.

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  1. Tonk.2:29 PM

    I was born in the London Borough of West Ham which went on to become part of The People's Republic of Newham. I left there in 1968 to start a new life in Berkshire. I am glad I moved because it was already becoming a nasty place back then. I still travel sometimes to Plaistow and Upton Park to watch West Ham and to visit relations, I always feel tense when I'm there.

    All too often, Nanny cares more about raising cash rather taking care of the people she purports to represent....Most of these "Nice little earners" so loved by Nanny are little more than a tax and, in my opinion, when the criminal justice system (CJS) is used as little more than an extension of HMRC, the CJS is brought into disrepute.

  2. Anonymous7:52 PM

    Scottish councils are thieving overcharging cu9ts too!!