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Clamping signs - are they legal?

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Hi to all

 

Are the clamping signs shown in the picture correct? I thought they were supposed to show a telephone number of the company so you can contact them etc. :confused:

 

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I'm sorry if this topic has been covered, please can someone advise or post a link to another thread. :|

 

It doesn't look much like a fire exit to me - a Yale lock fitted on a fire exit door :eek:? Now where did I leave my key?:!:

 

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I don't know if the signs are in any way meaningful, but it would be pretty stupid to clamp someone in front of a fire exit. It could actually cause loss of life.

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Probably a hollow threat.

 

But why would you park in front a pub cellar anyway?

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Probably a hollow threat.

 

But why would you park in front a pub cellar anyway?

 

I didn't, I was parked just up from the signs. There are no parking restrictions there at all according to the TROs I just got. That isn't a cellar door at all, the cellar door is at the front of the pub. Ironically, the delivery was taking place at the time of the photo. They claim it is a cellar door and a fire exit! The door has a 5 lever mortice lock and a Yale lock....on a fire door :eek: I don't think so.

 

The signs went up when the pub realised people were parking there and I was curious about the legality. I want to take it up with the local authority but just wanted to check on the signs before I contacted them.

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So this is on a public road?

 

They can't clamp, but could phone the police if there was an obstruction.

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Apart from anything else there must be a contact phone number for the clamper to be contacted. The case law on clamping states that this should be available 24x7 in order to convey an offer to pay.

 

But I would have to agree with Al, if this is on a public street they would have to phone the old bill and get the vehicle removed for obstruction.


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