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Roadworks 'no parking' means fines... nice little earner for council!

PUBLISHED: 20:02 18 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:12 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, THE Town Hall appears to be in cahoots with Thames Water for a nice little earner for the authority. Thames Water has asked on no fewer than four occasions this year alone for residents' parking bays for 'essential engineering'... but on none of these occasions has any work taken place!

Dear Editor,

THE Town Hall appears to be in cahoots with Thames Water for 'a nice little earner' for the authority.

Thames Water has asked on no fewer than four occasions this year alone for residents' parking bays in and around Old Ford-road in Bethnal Green to be suspended for 'essential engineering.'

But on none of these occasions has any work taken place!

Residents at first dutifully moved their cars, but understandably have taken these notices less and less seriously.

However, this hasn't stopped Tower Hamlets council traffic wardens slapping £80 fines on cars or towing vehicles away at £260 a throw, despite Thames Water's repeated 'no shows.'

Conspiracy or cock up? We should be told (and those fined reimbursed).

The right to govern is by popular consent.

John Griffiths (Lib Dem)

Old Ford Residents Association

Old Ford-road, Bethnal Green

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