EAST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
LEWES PARKING CHARGES - PARKING SHOP & ENTRAPMENT
If you have ever thought that this Council operate a parking charge scheme which is one sided and unfair, you are not alone.
A Sussex man parked a car in Lewes, where there was no visible sign to warn there were any parking restrictions. He duly instructed a specialist firm to take up the matter for him, but his protestations were ignored.
Instead his representatives were ignored and apparently too, his right to a fair hearing - as guaranteed to every citizen in the United Kingdom under the Human Rights Act 1998.
Letters were sent seeking further information and informing the so-called Parking Shop, that this member of the public wished to appeal the matter. For the Parking Shop had steadfastly refused to provide a copy of the Sealed Parking Order, which they had already admitted, was in respect of a reduced size sign.
The question is, how much reduced. If the sign is so small and placed such that the ordinary person might not see it, then is that fair practice, or is it Entrapment.
In the absence of transparent response from the ESCC's Edward Russell or Hayley Reagen, we suspect Entrapment.
An Appeal was lodged by Recorded Delivery and just two days later the same Parking Shop issued a Charge Certificate - thus completely ignoring the Appeal.
The legal representatives have requested interviews of the persons operating this scheme, but have been told they would be escorted off the premises. Since when has it been a crime to seek information, and/or attend public premises. And why should they be so threatened? This smacks of authoritarianism gone mad. If you dare to ask for an explanation, you will be shot. Are these not the words of Adolf Hitler and his infamous Gestapo?
We invite comment from either Edward Russell or Hayley Reagen, who are responsible for conduct and running of the Parking Shop, or indeed the Chief Executive of the Council, Cheryl Miller or Councillor Peter Jones, the Leader of the Council.
The case continues.....
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