Anorak | One Fine Day

One Fine Day

by | 22nd, June 2006

HE waits. The seconds tick by. A man approaches. The man is running. You can taste his fear. And still he waits. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. And yes. He peels off the ticket he has already written and slaps it on the windscreen. He clicks his heels. And then he is gone.

A scene there from Anorak’s new play “Little Hitler: The Life And Times of A Council Parking Operative”.

But this is a story with a twist. Sometimes the good guy wins, and we read in the Times that things are to change.

The Government has realised that we care less about Iraq, Iranian lunatics and green matters than we do parking fines.

So it has come up with a scheme to change things in favour of the motorist. Under these new rules, local authorities and the parking companies they conjure from the pits of Hell will be forced to focus on “minimising the number of cancelled tickets”.

They will have to ensure that tickets are only issued when warranted, when there is no room for genuine complaint.

As the paper notes, in the last eight years the amount handed over by motorists in the form of fines has almost doubled to £1.2billion a year. It says councils made a profit of more than £450million last year.


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