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Even death certificate won’t cancel parking ticket!

PUBLISHED: 11:36 12 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:57 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, MY MOTHER passed away in hospital with her family around as my mother was dying. My niece parked in a space that turned out to be for business only.’ I phoned the parking office, but was told they would need a letter from the hospital! I offered a copy of the death certificate—but was told no’

Dear Editor,

MY MOTHER passed away in hospital with her family around her. She was 97.

My daughter from Essex and niece from Brighton were called to the Royal London in Whitechapel as my mother was dying. Thankfully the family were there when she died.

But it is very sad that Tower Hamlets Council can make money from anxious and grieving families.

Both my daughter and niece had C3 visitors’ parking permits for the Stepney area where I live. Unfortunately my daughter parked on a P’ bay at 11am and received a ticket five minutes later.

My niece parked in a C3 space—but it turned out to be for business only.’

I phoned the parking office and explained the situation to a woman, who told me they would need a letter from the hospital!

I offered a copy of the death certificate—but she said no’.

Ann Sullivan

East Arbour-street, Stepney


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