Bridge ban video

Bridge ban video

Bridge ban video

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FURTHER to the ongoing saga of Lendal Bridge, I received a PCN (penalty charge notice) for allegedly crossing Lendal Bridge in October.

I filled in the form stating that as far as I was aware I had never crossed Lendal Bridge during prohibited times.

Being a resident of York well aware of situation, I requested to see better quality images, as the one supplied by Northampton was of the poorest reproduction I have ever seen.

A statement on the form said that the images were recorded on an approved device.

On December 5, I received a notice of acceptance of representation, cancelling the PCN. I called at the council offices on December 20 and asked to see someone in communities and neighbourhood or strategic planning transport, and was given lame excuses as to why this was not possible.

I left a photocopy of the original statement to Northampton, and also left a message requesting to speak with a representative about the images and devices.

No one contacted me.

I once more visited the council offices on January 13.

Someone came to speak with me and supplied a copy of the approval of the CCTV system.

I viewed more video of my vehicle from the alleged offence, but these no better than the one supplied.

Perhaps the clocks in the CCTV are at fault: can they differentiate between AM and PM, BST, GMT or planet Zanussi time?

K Atkinson, Gale Lane, Acomb, York.

Comments (6)

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2:41pm Fri 31 Jan 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Well there you go, a second rate camera and a second rate Council.

Well done, hope there are more victory letters like this and about time.
Well there you go, a second rate camera and a second rate Council. Well done, hope there are more victory letters like this and about time. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -28

3:44pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Igiveinthen says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
Well there you go, a second rate camera and a second rate Council.

Well done, hope there are more victory letters like this and about time.
Yes it certainly begs the question - are there more out there that have been incorrectly issued with PCN's? - and I was always under the impression that the CCTV camera systems used for this purpose were all HD quality.
[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: Well there you go, a second rate camera and a second rate Council. Well done, hope there are more victory letters like this and about time.[/p][/quote]Yes it certainly begs the question - are there more out there that have been incorrectly issued with PCN's? - and I was always under the impression that the CCTV camera systems used for this purpose were all HD quality. Igiveinthen
  • Score: -38

10:48pm Fri 31 Jan 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

I'm starting to find the thumb manipulators quite entertaining now. Just wish I had the time to waste on it, but then that would be a sad waste of life.
I'm starting to find the thumb manipulators quite entertaining now. Just wish I had the time to waste on it, but then that would be a sad waste of life. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: 4

2:44am Sat 1 Feb 14

Magicman! says...

"Are the clocks on the CCTV system set correctly to differentiate between AM and PM"


..... clutching at straws much?
"Are the clocks on the CCTV system set correctly to differentiate between AM and PM" ..... clutching at straws much? Magicman!
  • Score: 3

3:50pm Sat 1 Feb 14

wolds way says...

Where do the thumb manipulators come from, I find it quite fascinating how obvious it is but can't work out where they have just appeared from.. Come on Cold as, enlighten my genuine ignorance!
Where do the thumb manipulators come from, I find it quite fascinating how obvious it is but can't work out where they have just appeared from.. Come on Cold as, enlighten my genuine ignorance! wolds way
  • Score: -10

1:46am Sun 2 Feb 14

Magicman! says...

Actually this one hasn't been hacked as yet... if it had been hacked, the first comment would be at '-278' by now!
The current ratings appear genuine.
Actually this one hasn't been hacked as yet... if it had been hacked, the first comment would be at '-278' by now! The current ratings appear genuine. Magicman!
  • Score: 3

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