LETTERS YOUR VIEW: Car park ticket farce.
Byline: Gwynfor Owen, Anglesey Anglesey or Anglesea (both: ăng`gəlsē), island and county (1985 est. pop. 68,800), 278 sq mi (719 sq km), NW Wales. Beaumaris is the chief town. It is a region of low, rolling hills.
CONCERNING the treatment of disabled driver Mr J.L. Williams by Conwy County Borough Council Conwy County Borough Council (Welsh: Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy) is the governing body for Conwy county borough, one of the Principal Areas of Wales. (Daily Post, May 15), I noted with interest the council spokeswoman's comment that there is an ``appeals process''.
Having received similar treatment to Mr Williams at the station car park in Deganwy in January this year, I visited Conwy Council offices in Llanfairfechan on January 7, the day following the issue of the ticket.
At 2pm, I handed over a letter of appeal to an employee of the Department of Highways and Transportation.
Imagine my surprise when I received a reply from the Parking Manager by first post the very next morning, informing me that my appeal had not been successful.
Estimating that the last posting in the Llanfairfechan area is 5pm, it would appear that it took just three hours or less to consider my appeal - and this was obviously done by the same department that issued the ticket.
How can one appeal against a department's actions when it is investigated by the same?
Should anyone be given similar parking tickets by a traffic warden traffic warden
Brit a person employed to supervise road traffic and report traffic offences
traffic warden n → guardia m/f de tráfico
or the police for parking on the road, they have the right of appeal through the courts.
Good luck, Mr Williams, with your campaign.