Last night, while undertaking direct action at Leeming Bar, Hambleton District Council (HDC) made a feeble attempt to intimidate by handing me a leaflet at 21.35 while I was stood outside taking in the evening air.
As promised, in the interests of transparency, I sent Councillor Carl Les a text at 20.35:
“Carl, we are parked at Roughly Bank. We look forward to receiving a FPN. Regards Andy”.
I was delighted to see “Security Enforcement” appear an hour later. The exceedingly sheepish gentleman handed me a leaflet while muttering “I am only doing my job”. Bless him.
The leaflet issued on Friday 19 July stated:
“From Wednesday 3 July 2019 £100 Fixed Penalty Notices will be issued to any person found to be in breach of the terms of the order”.
By issuing me the leaflet instead of a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) Security Enforcement confirmed that I was not “in breach of the terms of the order” as they would have issued me a £100 FPN if I was.
HDC taxpayers paid for a leaflet to be issued to me as a FPN could not be. I have informed HDC of the unenforceability of the PSPO on numerous occasions. What a waste of taxpayers resources. A feeble attempt to intimidate. I am still roaring with laughter.
I will now plan further direct action for Leeming Bar.
Dedicated To Councillor Carl Les