A taxi driver from Ilford has demanded compensation from Redbridge Council after being left out of pocket fighting a wrongly issued parking ticket.
62 year old Onkar Singh was issued with a £110 penalty charge in February last year after he was supposedly parked at a bus stop, near the library in Clements Road, Ilford.
However, after video footage of the road was examined it became apparent that Mr Singh had not parked at the bus stop.
Mr Singh then sent the council a letter appealing the fine, however, Mr Singh received no reply or acknowledgement from the council, instead the council sent in bailiffs which resulted in the cabbies vehicle being clamped, after Redbridge council claimed that the cabbie jsd failed to respond within 28 days to the PCN. Mr Singh was then forced to take the council to court, where he won his case against the council. However, the cabbie is angry as he was left approximately £555 out of pocket, fighting the case. He claims that because he had to wait to have the clamp removed, it cost him £150 in loss of income, on top of the £255 it cost to take the council to court. He then had to take a day off of work to attend court, costing him another £150. Although the PCN has now been cancelled, they have not responded as yet to Mr Singh’s request for compensation. A spokeswoman apologised for any distress caused and stated that the council are considering all of Mr Singh’s concerns.