Councils are Above the Law – Proof

December 4, 2007

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. (Benjamin Disraeli)

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Lambeth CCTV Smart Car collecting taxes in Eardley Road. I wonder if they gave themselves a ticket for parking on a double yellow line?

Alternative caption suggestions below please…

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Joined up Traffic Management

November 26, 2007

The following reply was received a few days ago from Carolina Lehrian in response to my recent post “I am Not Alone“. Lambeth’s enforcement of the box junction at Eardley Road and Greyhound Lane is attracting almost as much attention as their activities in Salters Hill.

Here’s what Carolina wrote: Read the rest of this entry »


I am Not Alone

October 19, 2007

There are times when I feel I am the only person battling against the crass stupidity of Local Authorities.

I was relieved to be forwarded this letter written to the Streatham MP, Keith Hill protesting about the box junction at Eardley Road and Greyhound Lane. Considering the number of complaints I receive about this junction it must be a really good ‘cash cow’ for Lambeth Council.

Wake up people. Let’s have more of this!

Dear Mr Hill,

I am writing a letter of complaint regarding a penalty charge notice I have received from the above council. Read the rest of this entry »


Salters Hill Update

June 29, 2007

cctvcar.jpgOne of the local campaigners, Jonathan Greatorex has set up a website dedicated to helping ‘victims’ of this revenue raising scam by Lambeth Council. It’s very informative – well worth a visit.

Talking of Lambeth Council, I have just been contacted by a second person who feels that they have been unjustifiably issued with a PCN for stopping in a box junction in Streatham Vale. I get the feeling that is is also viewed as a revenue raiser by motorists who cross it on a daily basis.


Power to the People

June 26, 2007

I was heartened to see this news item last night (25 June) on the BBC London News. Apparently I am not the only person in the world who has had a bellyful of unjustified and unfair moving traffic enforcement.

The residents of Upper Norwood in South London are up in arms about an enforced pinch point under a narrow bridge in Salters Hill that has a ‘Give way to incoming vehicles’ sign. As far as I can see it has no justification from the point of view of congestion or safety.

The location of the pinch point seems to make it difficult to comply with the sign. The oncoming traffic is hidden by a bend in the road so you can’t see it in time to make a proper judgement.

It also appears that Lambeth Council is being creative with the enforcement pictures. It just so happens that one of the ‘victims’ allowed me to see his online PCN, so I downloaded the pictures and you can see them here.

You can also read about his case in the PePiPoo forum and decide for yourself whether or not it’s fair.

Good luck to all. As an ex-resident of Upper Norwood myself, if there is anything I can do to help, just ask.