Council pays out £278,000 for confusing parking sign
Westminster City Council are going to pay back a whopping £278,000 in compensation to motorists after they admitted a parking sign had ‘potential for confusion.’
5000 motorists have had fines slapped on them for parking in three streets in Central London since 2011. The signs said ‘No parking in the bays between 8.30am and 6.30pm.’ So, obviously you would think you could park there AFTER 6.30. Nuh-uh. Because at 6.30pm, the bays magically turned into taxi ranks. But the signs didn’t say anything about that.
Obviously the council received plenty of complaints about this stupid signage balls up, but they didn’t do anything about it until now, and they’re trying to pass the compensation off as a magnanimous act of charity. In a statement, Westminster City Council said that they would pay back the fines ‘as a gesture of goodwill.’ Awww.
So next time you f*** up in life, just take a leaf from WCC’s book. Wait a while, don’t apologise, but then just throw some money around. You’ll be the most popular guy in town!
Anyway, if you’ve been a victim of this sign, you can apply for a refund on their website. They're nice like that.