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Error could see parking fines invalidated

28 June, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

DRIVERS could be owed thousands of pounds after a Town Hall blunder meant the wrong street name was printed on parking tickets.

There have been a string of complaints from drivers about being wrongly forced to pay traffic fines in Arvon Street, Holloway, the Tribune understands.

The tickets, issued around March and April, had the street spelled as Avron with a “v” in front of the “r”, meaning the ticket is invalid.

The Tribune was told that parking chiefs in the council were made aware of this issue by staff.

But staff were not told to cancel the fines.

A Town Hall source said: “Residents are owed thousands.”

A council spokesman said: “Every Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) issued by the council is open to appeal, and clearly includes details of how to appeal.

“If motorists pay a PCN they accept liability for the contravention. If these PCNs have been paid, they are no longer open to appeal.”

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