Author Topic: Enfield - £1,100 'fine' for driver parked for three mins. Citywatch still at it.  (Read 985 times)

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IT consultant Ganesh Prakasam, 32, was charged £1,100 for three minutes — equivalent to £6.10 per second — after being clamped in a private car park. He claims is Britain’s most expensive parking ticket.

Mr Prakasam was moving house last Saturday with a hired van when he stopped off at a Post Office in Enfield to redirect his post.  “It’s ridiculous,” he said, “But if I hadn’t paid they would have towed the van away.”

Mr Prakasam said he did not see the “unclear” warning signs when he pulled into the car park but dashed back to his hired Nissan van after a friend at the Post Office warned him it was on private land.

He tried to reason with clampers from London-based Citywatch Enforcement — but finally handed over his credit card. He was told he was being fined £80 for being illegally parked and clamped, plus a £465 release fee and £565 as a tow truck had been called. Citywatch refused to comment.

The British Parking Association predictably called the fee “preposterous”.

http://www.lawnewsuk.co.uk/Legal-Areas.aspx/Criminal-Law/-1-100-fine-for-driver-illegally-parked-for-three-minutes

See this: also about Citywatch:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2009/02/citywatch_clamping.html


 


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