Council has no plans to cancel fines despite error

17/06/2024
Ellie Ames

Fines issued to drivers for using bus lanes will not be revoked, despite containing a mistake, Southwark Council has said.

The penalty charge notices (PCNs) contained incorrect wording that said they could be challenged from the date they were received rather than when they were sent.

In an appeal at London Tribunals, the adjudicator dismissed a £130 fine and wrote: ‘The date of the notice and the date on which the notice is served are invariably different dates.

‘The PCN does not comply with the statutory provisions. This amounts to a procedural impropriety and I therefore allow the appeal.’

Southwark said it updated the wording in February to ‘fully comply with the requirements of the London Local Authorities Act 1996’.

However, the London borough council said: ‘We have no plans to cancel PCNs that haven’t been successfully appealed within the statutory parking appeals process.’

This story first appeared on localgov.co.uk.

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