Petition Tag - car parks

1. Say No to "Search and Fine" Cameras on Ormskirk Car Parks

In January, the Labour council cabinet excluded the public and press from the cabinet meeting and then agreed to negotiations with a private company, Bemrose Mobile, to install Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras on the Ormskirk Town centre council car parks. The Conservatives did not oppose these plans.

We’d like to tell you more but the council report remains confidential.

However, Bemrose Mobile’s website says of their Enforcement Cameras:

“Our intelligent solutions work towards the provision of a perfect parking operation. Using sophisticated analysis, we can alert Enforcement in real-time of parking infringements – whether vehicles have:

* stayed beyond the maximum free allowance
* haven't paid
* stayed beyond the amount of time for which they have paid

Our specially designed software will collect parking payments and track and identify parking infringements. We send instant alerts to the Enforcement team. The enforcement then continues as normal, with PCN’s placed on vehicles.”

IT’S CLEAR THIS IS A “SEARCH AND FINE” OPERATION DESIGNED TO FILL THE COUNCIL’S COFFERS—OUR WEST LANCASHIRE SAY NO—SIGN OUR PETITION TODAY

2. Stop car parking charges at Cutteslowe Park

We understand that Oxford City Council are discussing a proposal to start charging for parking at the Cutteslowe Park car park at the end of Harbord Road.

Summertown Stars Football Club is a major user of Cutteslowe Park and has 400 boys and girls (ages 6 to 18) as playing members.

3. Ban Wheel Clamping in England and boycott private car parks which employ wheel clamping

Wheel clamping has been outlawed in Scotland where the practice has been deemed as "extortion" and "theft" by the courts based on cases of clamping and fines.

The petition has been prompted following complaints by drivers who feel they have been treated harshly by the operator of Crompton Street Car Park in Derby which has been fining up to £175.