ED Magedson – Founder
Havering Traffic and Parking ControlMercury House, Mercury Gardens, Internet United Kingdom
Havering Traffic and Parking Control Ripping off locals - encouraging neighbours to grass on each other - inconsistent Romford
I live in a Close which has a yellow line and the notice reads 'no parking between 10: 30 am to 11:30am'. So for just ONE hour of the day you can't park there unless picking someone up or unloading or loading. It was designed to stop outsider commuters parking there and then catching the train to work, leaving these spaces free for locals in the close to use.
One day we had a scaffold truck pull up and it needed to get close to the house to load scaffolds To allow it to get close enough my traders and I gave up our resident parking spots (in front of my house) and parked across my house. We didn't think anything of it and the scaffolders wanted to load up and get their jobs done and be off.
At Approx 10:50am a Havering Traffic and Parking Control officer turns up and hastely started ticketing everything he could. He ticketed my car then a van but before he could get to the second van neighbours wanred us and my traders were out asking him what he was doing. They pointed out the scaffolding truck which was clearly being loaded. The Havering Traffic Officer said he didn't care and that we were 'grassed up by a neighbour'. He didn't ticket the third vehicles as he could see the traders and even the locals in the close were not happy with his actions or what he had stated. He just hastily ticketed what he could and left as quick as possible as people were questioning his actions.
I paid the tickets immediately (to avoid any complications) and then challenged them stressing that technically loading was in progress and I sent pictures showing the positions of all vehicles involved and explained that I lived in the close and was not a commuter. I also demanded answers about the ethics of getting neighbours to grass on each other.
Havering Traffic and Parking Challenge Officer, Miss Jones offered no explanation about the neighbourhood grassing scheme and insisted her parking officer did a fine job.
I can't help feeling ripped off, let down at the totally unreasonable, unethical way Havering Traffic and Parking Control conduct themselves. It was clear to see what was happing in the Close that day yet all the parking officer wanted to do was hit a target. Havering Traffic and Parking control are not only unreasonable and unethical they promote bad feeling amongst neighbours by encouraging them to grass on each other. They see vindictive miserable neighbours as an oppertunity to cash in.
Havering Traffic and Parking Control are clearly unreasonable, unethical and driven by targets. Locals be warned!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/20/2013 03:50 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Havering-Traffic-and-Parking-Control/internet/Havering-Traffic-and-Parking-Control-Ripping-off-locals-encouraging-neighbours-to-grass-1052233. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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