Do you find the parking signs in Fleet Road misleading?
An independent parking adjudicator seems to think so.
A tribunal has allowed an appeal by Adrian Tate, of Rose Walk, who’d claimed the goods vehicle loading notices in Fleet Road were misleading and cannot be legally enforced.
He was represented by local campaigner Peter Ashford, who has helped a number of people win appeals against parking tickets.
Mr Ashford told the tribunal that in 2006 Hampshire County Council admitted the notice was regularly misunderstood and that a parking adjudicator had condemned the signs in January 2010, criticising both the council and the Department for Transport.
Mr Ashford also argued that the parking bay is wrongly painted on the road.
Parking adjudicator Andrew Keenan allowed the appeal, saying: “I find that the sign is misleading and defective because there is no legend in the bay on the road.”
He also ruled that bay markings do not comply with the regulations, or directions.
It is the second appeal finding that the Fleet Road signs are illegal, misleading, and unenforceable.
The council has said it will issue a public comment as soon as it has read the appeal paperwork.