In the past month or so, groups of men with power washers have been going around every street in Hammersmith & Fulham removing the second white line at each end of parking bays that were not individually segmented into single bays. Will post the relevant links shortly as I cannot post URLs until I have posted 5 posts.
So if a bay has no lines marking individual bays for each car AND it has double white lines at the end of the Bay, then I think it is illegally marked and then this means that every ticket ever issued in these bays and every tow away (@£261 ) are illegally issued and the money should be refunded.
Not only this, any councillor, council employee, or agent for the council who was aware of this illegality in ticket issuing, if they were aware of this, are liable to a
Not many people are aware that if a Council, the Council Members and/or its Officers know or knew their regimes or signing was defective, yet they were enforced and people were fined, those involved may have, or maybe now committing an offence of malfeasance or misfeasance in public office. To us that is called misconduct in public office.
The Crown Prosecution Service define this a Misconduct in Public Office, their website provides a definition of that offence which, when complete, should lead to a prosecution.
Have a look at this link.Copy and past it into your browser.
So Hammersmith & Fulham secretly removing these second lines does not excuse them from (a) refunding the people they have illegally charged and towed, and (b) they may have committed the offense of misfeasance or malfeasance for which they can be prosecuted.
Also Have a look at this link as well to challenge a penalty. There are many ways to get your penalty cancelled due to incorrect marking, sineage or both.
If it has happened it Hammersmith and Fulham then it has no doubt happened elsewhere. So fight for justice and don't just lie down and accept the icompetent rubbish these council officers and traffic wardens tell you.
WE WANT OUR MONEY BACK!!!!!! HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM COUNCIL YOU OWE US MILLIONS OF POUNDS REFUNDS!