Lynne Featherstone MP has criticized Haringey Council for misleading residents and wasting tax payers’ money. Throughout December, old parking signs in the inner Wood Green CPZ were not removed – and were wrongly informing motorists that Sunday parking was permitted in the area.
The issue was brought to the attention of Hornsey and Wood Green MP Lynne Featherstone via the social networking site Twitter, where residents reported inadvertently receiving parking tickets after following the information on the signs. A number of costly and time-consuming appeals have now resulted.
Labour-run Haringey Council was notified of the problem early in December, but only rectified the problem last week, following the Liberal Democrat MP’s intervention.
Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“True to form, Haringey Council seems to be unable to properly implement its own parking policy. Unfortunate motorists were being ambushed with unfair parking tickets through no fault of their own. Where there is no Sunday parking, the signs should state that there is no Sunday parking!
“This is typical of the kind of mismanagement we have come to expect from Labour run Haringey.
“Thankfully, following my letter to the new Chief Executive, the correct signs are now in place. I encourage all residents who were affected to appeal their tickets.”