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  1. hmmm, it think this is what the council were saying that they dont wont to incur any charges. In any case the clamp has been removed - although the council have said that they did not know by whom.

     

    I have asked for the council to provide me the responses to my sisters letters and which they said they will provide. I have to wait to see what their response is before i know which direction to move but i think i will contact the EHRC as this matter seems to have arisen out of the council not providing disabled parking for my sister.

     

    Can you believed they actually told her that she should park on a road 150 metres away and change the clock on the car every 3 hours every day for 3 months, when my sister said she couldnt leave her disabled daughter at home on her own they replied "carry her with you!"

     

    Can you believe the cheek!

  2. I think it was a bailiff.

     

    According to my sister, the council originally instructed one set of bailiffs to carry out the clamping and when she saw them she showed the the blue badge and the motability paperwork and they decided not to clamp it. Then the council instructed a different set of bailiffs.

     

    The council seem to be working in a very shifty way to be honest. I have asked them to provide their responses to her letters and we will see where that takes us. They are trying to get her to pay £3000 worth of charges which is ridiculous. She's also almost had a nervous breakdown over this because she needed to take her daughter to the hospital and she didnt have access to her car

  3. The guys at Islington are pushing me for a response to agree not to bring an action against them. Do you really think they would be worried about a discrimination action? I think he may have meant that we should not make any claims against them for any expenses incurred whilst the vehicle is clamped. It's been clamped for one day, what charges could they be?

  4. Hi all,

     

    I've got a bit of a situation on my hands.

     

    My sister has a Motability Car for her disabled daughter. In 2010 Islington council started carrying out works to the roads around my sisters flat which meant that she couldn't park anywhere near her flat. she wrote to them and asked them to put in a disabled bay for her, they refused. she asked for an alternative means of parking, they refused and said that the only alternative was that she should appeal any ticket she got.

     

    As you would imagine she got a ticket and appealed it, in the meantime Islington were issuing tickets on a daily basis because she didn't have anywhere to park close enough for to be safe for her disabled daughter. There was no response to her appeal or request for resolution. In mid 2011, she started getting bailiff letters asking for £3000 approx for a total of 21 tickets. She wrote to them again and stated that she wished to appeal all the tickets and requested a resolution to her parking problem. They did not respond to her request and kept sending her chaser letters.

     

    The vehicle has now been clamped which is a real pain because her daughter needs medical treatment and access to hospitals at a moments notice. She passed the matter to me to resolve. I wrote them an email asking for an explanation as to the current state of play, why the vehicle had been clamped and for a resolution to the matter. I also advised them that the vehicle was a mobility vehicle and also had a blue badge and should not have been clamped.

    To my amazement the emailed me back this evening on a without prejudice basis stating they would unclamp the vehicle on the basis that we agreed not to make any claims against the council and then we could come to a resolution of the outstanding tickets.

     

    Now what I'm trying to understand is what claims would they be thinking of and what my next step should be.

     

    I'm at a loss here guys so please help because my sister needs the car for her daughter.

  5. I do have my own oyster card but i'm faced with the problem that now that i have requested my balance from Tfl for that time period in March and a history of my travel from the time predating that as evidence that I always used my own card they have told me that they cannot provide it because they only keep a record of maximum of 12 weeks.This has made me quite annoyed, the whole process has been left for almost a week short of 6 months and TFL do not have the records that would provide a defence for me.Any suggestions?Apologies for yesterday's rant, it wasnt a great day and I had just read about red ken's tfl incident of which he got off with a bit of publicity and a pat on the back.

  6. Hi guys/girls,I posted on here a few weeks ago.I had my own little episode with TFL and the prosecutions office for using my fathers card.I wrote 2 letters pleading my innocence and i've been told that my case is proceeding to prosecution. The offence is "travelling on the underground with the intention to avoid paying". I am entirely innocent of this offence and thus I pleaded not guilty.I have spent thousands of pounds over the last few years using oyster season ticket loans and monthly passes and what not. On the one day that I make an honest mistake in taking the wrong card to work I am stopped and treated like a criminal. This is not on. I'm a young man and I have a good career ahead of me. I am told by my my colleagues that this will not have too much of a detrimental effect on me but I will not bow to the threats of TFL.I have a whole bundle of evidence ready to put forward to show my innocence and we'll see how it turns our in court. I pay my fees and I am a law abiding citizen, and im sick and tired with TFL providing a crappy service for the money i pay out and now try to make me out to be a criminal for something which is an honest mistake.The only argument they are able to put forward as to why they wont settle is that the value of the card is of a high nature. But I am trying to explain to them the value of the card is irrelevant as i had no intention to avoid paying fare. It was an honest mistake and there is something seriously wrong with the system if they cant see that.sorry, rant over.

  7. thanks for your honesty underground.

     

    I have written to the prosecutions manager and explained to him (in a very apologetic way) that this was a completely innocent mistake.

     

    For the record we dont share a coat, my dad just uses my coat on the odd occassion. Still Not sure it makes much of a difference.

     

    I will await a response from them with fingers crossed

  8. sorry, thats what I meant. Employee pass. It is the purple one thats how i realised it wasnt mine when the inspector took it out of the plastic wallet.

     

    The issue of the pass being permanently withdrawn isnt really an issue as my father has since left.

     

    I have my own normal payg oyster card but i dont think i had it that day. i thought i had my own but i obviously had my dads

  9. Hi Thanks for the responses

     

    - The inspector asked me what my employee number? (I had no idea at the time) but I now understand that by saying that the oyster card was mine he must have assumed that I worked for London Transport. My father later taold me that all London Transport personnel have a employee number that they memorise. Obviously I didnt have a clue what he was talking about?

     

    I was travelling from Seven Sisters to Harrow. But I did have my own oyster card.

     

    My dad works on the buses and drives to his garage so I guess he doesnt use it unless someone can shed some more information as to whether he would need it to use it to sign in?? He made no mention of his card being missing to me.

     

    I have just drafted a very apologetic letter to the prosecutions department and told them i would be willing to pay any charge or fine. I am so worried that i may get a criminal record over this.

  10. I would really appreciate someone's help.

     

    My circumstances are that I accidently used my fathers freedom pass whilst on my way to work. It was a genuine mistake as my father had worn my overcoat a few days prior and had left his pass in my pocket (it was in a little blue LU wallet-just like mine). When I pulled it out of my pocket and used it on the machine an inspector stopped me and starting questioning me as to used oyester card it was, inevitably I said it was mine. He responded to me "no its not" and asked me my employee number. At this point I was feeling very intimidated and confused as to what was going on. I replied that i didnt know what he was talking about, he then took the card out of the wallet and I realised by the colour that it was not my card.

     

    The inspector proceeded to take down my details and caution me and confiscated the card. Despite my profuse aplogies that there had been a huge mistake. I was late for work and I had to go but i later went back on my lunch break to try and explain what had happened but the guy said that it was already in the system and i would be recieving a letter in the post.

     

    I like everyone else work in an industry where I believe a criminal conviction would be detrimental to my future. I have a clean record and I think I only used it once or twice (I believe this happened on a tuesday so there is a chance i had the card on the monday too).

     

    I have received a letter from LU stating the same as MikeS1000 above.

     

    What can I do or say?

  11. Hi guys,

     

    This is my first post so some direction would be greatly appreciated.

     

    I have an outstanding council tax matter with Barnet Council and it has been passed to Newlyn (yes the worst of the lot of them).

     

    Combined the council and newlyn tried to charge me £890 for the debt. I wrote a letter to the council explaining that I was not living in the property for a large majority of the time they allege. I had to provide them with proof of where I was living and plane tickets and hotel bookings to try and obtain a discount re time spent away on holiday.

     

    Managed to get council liabilty down to £392. however they are unwilling to recall the debt from Newlyn and they are tryin to charge me an extra £223.

     

    I wrote the a letter requesting a breakdown of the charges incurred. Also stating that as I was not employed I was applying for JSA. I also offered them a cheque for £50 and stated that I could make a maximum payment of £50 per month until such time as I found a job.

     

    they have recently responded with the following Without prejudice letter:

     

    Dear sirs

     

    All fees ...applied correctly...council tax (Admin....enforcement)... please find breakdown

     

    Council debt: £392

    visit fee 1 £24 (4 march)

    visit fee 2 £18 (11 march)

    levy fee £40 (21 march)

    enforcement fee £140 (21 march)

     

     

    (In summary they also say)

    -All fees applied corectly by certified bailiffs.

    -£50 a month is insufficient and that they will continue with bailiff action where further fees may be incurred.

     

    Now this is my issue. I moved out of the property on 11th March and I did not recieve any paperwork or visitors relating to visit 1 or 2.

     

    I told them that i no longer lived at the property after they sent me a text saying they were attending on the 21 march. they said we dont care we're going around. I notified the estate agency and I have been told that no one attended the property that day from the bailiffs.

     

    There is nothing that they could have levied since I didnt have any possessions there and i have no idea what enforcement fees relate to.

     

    Please can someone tell me what I can do re:

    -the charges

    -the rejected £50 offer

  12. Hi guys,

     

    This is my first post so some direction would be greatly appreciated.

     

    I have an outstanding council tax matter with Barnet Council and it has been passed to Newlyn (yes the worst of the lot of them).

     

    Combined the council and newlyn tried to charge me £890 for the debt. I wrote a letter to the council explaining that I was not living in the property for a large majority of the time they allege. I had to provide them with proof of where I was living and plane tickets and hotel bookings to try and obtain a discount re time spent away on holiday.

     

    Managed to get council liabilty down to £392. however they are unwilling to recall the debt from Newlyn and they are tryin to charge me an extra £223.

     

    I wrote the a letter requesting a breakdown of the charges incurred. Also stating that as I was not employed I was applying for JSA. I also offered them a cheque for £50 and stated that I could make a maximum payment of £50 per month until such time as I found a job.

     

    they have recently responded with the following Without prejudice letter:

     

    Dear sirs

     

    All fees ...applied correctly...council tax (Admin....enforcement)...please find breakdown

     

    Council debt: £392

    visit fee 1 £24 (4 march)

    visit fee 2 £18 (11 march)

    levy fee £40 (21 march)

    enforcement fee £140 (21 march)

     

     

    (In summary they also say)

    -All fees applied corectly by certified bailiffs.

    -£50 a month is insufficient and that they will continue with bailiff action where further fees may be incurred.

     

    Now this is my issue. I moved out of the property on 11th March and I did not recieve any paperwork or visitors relating to visit 1 or 2.

     

    I told them that i no longer lived at the property after they sent me a text saying they were attending on the 21 march. they said we dont care we're going around. I notified the estate agency and I have been told that no one attended the property that day from the bailiffs.

     

    There is nothing that they could have levied since I didnt have any possessions there and i have no idea what enforcement fees relate to.

     

    Please can someone tell me what I can do re:

    -the charges

    -the rejected £50 offer

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