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  • keith armstrong
    London Parking Ban challenged. A woman from Camden has gone to court to challenge the way the central London boroughs of Westminster, Camden and Kensington &
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 11, 2000
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      London Parking Ban challenged.

      A woman from Camden has gone to court to challenge the way the
      central London boroughs of Westminster, Camden and Kensington &
      Chelsea do not recognise the Blue/Orange parking badge.

      Claire Glasman, who volunteers with WinVisible, a group of disabled
      women, received a ticket for parking in a motorcycle bay in
      Westminster last year. She says: 'I was going to meet a friend
      outside Westminster Abbey. The few disabled spaces were full so my
      choices were to park further away, which is physically too difficult,
      to pay meter charges which 1 can't afford, or go home and leave my
      friend wondering what had happened.'

      Westminster Council has pursued the case to the point of sending
      bailiffs who have threatened to seize Ms Glasman's adapted car. The
      case has now gone to court and the magistrate has given Ms Glasman
      the opportunity to make a sworn statement that Westminster will have
      to respond to.

      Ms Glasman says that WinVisible, which is based in Camden, is
      receiving a growing number of requests from disabled women being
      pursued by Camden Council over parking tickets. She says that she
      has been told by a traffic warden that, 'Since privatisation we're
      under pressure to ticket Orange Badge holders for minor offences.'

      WinVisible wants to hear other people experiences - write to
      Crossroads Women's
      Centre 230a, Kentish Town Road London N5

      Source: GLAD's London Disability News - December 2000

      Moderator's note:

      Could this parking ban be in conflict with EEC member state
      requirement of the right to free assembly for citizens of Member
      countries?

      Despite the U.K. Being one of the richest countries in the world,
      there are no accessible public transport services in central London,
      in fact the new Mayor of London has just ordered 35 new inaccessible
      Routemaster buses. Ken Livingstone has stated "These buses are
      popular with the public and tourists".

      What do you think?

      Keith
    • keitharm@postmaster.co.uk
      Parking victory The court challenge to a parking ticket issued to a disabled woman by Westminster Council has succeeded. Claire Glassman had been threatened
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 23, 2001
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        Parking victory

        The court challenge to a parking ticket issued to a disabled woman by
        Westminster Council has succeeded. Claire Glassman had been
        threatened with bailiffs if she did not pay the fine but the county
        accepted her argument that she had no alternative but to park where
        she had. "It s been a difficult time but the courts seem ready to
        support us", comments Claire.

        Source: London Disability News - February 2001
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