Mrs Angry is thrilled to find this in her in box this lunchtime: look - a wonderful example of the Big Society in action: local parking warden volunteer and Labour GLA candidate Andrew Dismore has found time to issue Councillor Brian Coleman with a special 'parking ticket' ...
Here is the latest press release from our next Assembly member:
Dismore gives Coleman a taste of his own medicine
When out campaigning with Labour Councillors and activists against Barnet Council’s monstrous parking charges on Saturday 28th January, Labour’s London Assembly candidate for Barnet could not resist the temptation to “ticket” Barnet parking supremo Cllr Brian Coleman’s car with Labour’s “parking ticket” campaign leaflet (photo and copy leaflet attached)
Mr Dismore said:
“It was too good an opportunity to miss.
When I saw Brian Coleman’s car parked on his off street parking space outside his church owned flat, it seemed to me grossly unfair that while others in his street needed parking permits for which he has jacked up the charges, he did not, so I “ticketed” him.
It’s a pity we can’t levy a fine on Cllr Coleman just as his parking wardens fine so many residents and business customers as they struggle with his outrageous charges and convoluted payment systems. But our parking ticket leaflets make the point by demonstrating the unfairness and asking people to sign labour’s petition against the charges.
He is now planning even higher charges with a proposed increase of 5% from April this year.
People power forced Westminster Council into a humiliating climb down over their proposed night time and weekend charges in the West End. We need people power to stop Conservative Barnet Council’s unfair charges too, so that’s why we are encouraging people to sign our on line petition, which has thousands of signatures already.”
Oh dear, Andrew, watch out: hope you don't get a call from the boys in blue, investigating a complaint about you impersonating a parking attendant. Brian is in a very tetchy mood, for some reason. Mrs Angry is expecting to be arrested at any minute for her gross impertinence of yesterday. Come on boys: see how hard you are ... but you'll never take me alive ...