Thursday, September 08, 2005


Nothing to do with birds - Neil Herron has struck again, this time he's seeking a judicial review of Sunderland Council's illegal parking ticket scam.

In the notice of intent he has sent to Sunderland Council, he's also given them notice that he's seeking a European Court of Human Rights review of NPAS - the "independent" adjudicator. I say "independent" in quotes because independent they are not. They are funded by the local authorities who run the decriminalised schemes with a levy of 60p for each ticket paid and members of the panel are appointed by the local authorities themselves. Independent they are not and this contravenes the European Convention on Human Rights.