THIS is getting past a joke over the fines refunds on Lendal Bridge.

The fines have been taken off drivers when they should not have been.

The money should be sent back to the drivers involved – the council has their addresses – without the drivers having to apply for a refund.

Most of the drivers don’t live in York and will not know about the refunds, so how will they know about how to get their money back?

York is a beautiful city, so if you still want people to return to the council should do the right thing and send the money back to the drivers.

My daughter lives in your beautiful city so I come to York most weeks.

Terry Burton, Stoke-on-Trent.