Council forced to return £134,000 in wrongly issued fines

Tom Webster

A London council has been forced to return more than £134,000 worth of incorrectly issued parking fines after it failed to put up signs saying it would be issuing tickets over the Easter weekend.

Camden council in north London changed its policy and chose to issue tickets to cars parked on single yellow lines on Good Friday and Easter Monday earlier this month, but failed to notify drivers by changing the signs on the road.

As well as paying back all erroneously issued fines, the council has now reversed its original decision and will no longer punish drivers for parking on single yellow lines on future Easter bank holidays. A staggering 1,119 drivers were hit with the fines, which would have cost each motorist up to £120.