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Offline BGB

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App “to Allow Public to Issue Council Parking Tickets
« on: 06 September, 2019, 08:31:38 PM »
A new app is set to launch on 30 September.

http://alesaservices.com/

Apparently, an app user can photograph a cat parked in contravention of Council parking regulations, which will be sent to the council.  Upon payment of the fine, the app user will get £ 15 (as will the app developer).

There is no evidence that the app developer has consulted an expert in parking law before launching this app.


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Re: App “to Allow Public to Issue Council Parking Tickets
« Reply #1 on: 06 September, 2019, 09:31:55 PM »
It will be interesting to see how many councils sign up to this.

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Re: App “to Allow Public to Issue Council Parking Tickets
« Reply #2 on: 08 September, 2019, 04:12:45 PM »
KILL IT!!!

KILL IT BEFORE IT GROWS!!!

So if successful what is there to stop this being extended to ANY civil enforcement someone wants to spend all day photoshopping? I recon you could earn £120/hr without getting out of bed...

Oh then add to that the decriminalisation of speeding so it can be enforced under civil law and every MFW puts a camera outside their gaff to earn a few bob...
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Re: App “to Allow Public to Issue Council Parking Tickets
« Reply #3 on: 09 September, 2019, 09:28:36 AM »
A new app is set to launch on 30 September.

http://alesaservices.com/

Apparently, an app user can photograph a cat parked in contravention of Council parking regulations,


S53 of the Deregulation Act 2015 (or as it is better known "The NoToMob's finest hour") states:

53Civil penalties for parking contraventions: enforcement

(1)Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (civil enforcement of traffic contraventions) is amended as follows.
(2)After section 78 (notification of penalty charge) insert— “78ANotification of penalty charge: parking contraventions in England

(1)Regulations under section 78 must include provision requiring notification of a penalty charge to be given by a notice affixed to the vehicle where the charge is in respect of a parking contravention on a road in a civil enforcement area in England.

However, according to BGB this app will only be used to record CATS in contravention. Consequently it appears the law is irrelevant. ;) :rotfl: ;) :rotfl:
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Re: App “to Allow Public to Issue Council Parking Tickets
« Reply #4 on: 09 September, 2019, 09:41:38 AM »
It will be interesting to see how many councils sign up to this.

Well according to the law (see above), any council in England that signs up to this could be opening themselves up to some serious claims for damages.
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Re: App “to Allow Public to Issue Council Parking Tickets
« Reply #5 on: 11 September, 2019, 07:47:45 PM »
Seen their contact form? What is "sunject"?

These cowboy twats can't even spell which is a laugh seeing that everybody nowadays uses a spelling checker....

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Re: App “to Allow Public to Issue Council Parking Tickets
« Reply #6 on: 16 September, 2019, 11:43:08 AM »
Watts aye spell chequer???
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Re: App “to Allow Public to Issue Council Parking Tickets
« Reply #7 on: 01 October, 2019, 02:11:09 PM »
No sign of the app yet.  It was supposed to go live yesterday.

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Re: App “to Allow Public to Issue Council Parking Tickets
« Reply #8 on: 02 October, 2019, 04:24:05 AM »
The website has now been updated:

The eFine launch is being moved to allow us to address some legislative issues. We want to make sure that when we launch that everything is in order and that users and councils are able to use the product as intended.

We want to thank all the people who contacted us regarding the Beta and the launch, and we will be responding to all the emails and messages received over the next week. To those that we have not replied to yet, it is nothing personal, we have been inundated with emails and questions.

To those of you who are keen to see eFine rollout, and to see councils be able to better manage their streets and to give residents back a feeling of control, sign up to the newsletter for updates and to be involved in the process. This will include lobbying of MPs and petitioning parliament to streamline and simplify the rules and regulations around parking as well as how fines can be issued for all parking infringements.

To quote the British Parking Association “yellow lines, some permit loading/unloading and blue badge holders, some have changeable restrictions at different times of day, but if you haven’t had the necessary training, as Civil Enforcement Officers have to, you wouldn’t know that.” If the laws are so confusing you need special training to issue a ticket how is the lay person parking the car meant to understand all these “nuances”. The answer is they are not, plain and simple.

The legislation needs to change; it needs to be simplified and the enforcement needs to be brought into the 21st century. You can help drive this change by being part of the solution.

When social influencers like Katie Price now actively flaunt and promote illegal parking, with council funding being cut year on year to such an extent that they cannot cover the basics let alone hire more Civil Enforcement Officers, and with how anti-social parking impacts the most vulnerable in our society, now is the time for this legislation to be changed, improved and made more current.

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Re: App “to Allow Public to Issue Council Parking Tickets
« Reply #9 on: 03 October, 2019, 09:39:42 AM »
"The eFine launch is being moved..."

Reading between the lines they might have well said, "The eFine launch is being moved indefinitely because we have no chance of persuading the government to change the law to allow private individuals to profit from parking."
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Re: App “to Allow Public to Issue Council Parking Tickets
« Reply #10 on: 04 October, 2019, 05:37:58 AM »
I wonder how many councils they might claim to have signed up to their scamervice?

Pictorial clue to the correct answer

http://www.lifenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/motherangelica.jpg

 


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