I can confirm that Hastings Borough Council did not pursue payment for the only Fixed Penalty Notice they issued in relation to the Cinques Ports Way PSPO.
Please see Hastings PSPO – Fixed Penalty Notice Issued (click on the link to read)
Today HBC confirmed:
“The fixed penalty notice was not paid and subsequently we decided not to pursue a prosecution for it not being paid”.
This clearly confirms that HBC is aware it would lose the case in a court of law for the reasons I have stated.
I can hear that fat lady singing again.