Apr 302012
 April 30, 2012  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Good one, but do they really have any legal leg to stand on? The council says they don’t:

A Nottingham business is refusing to let the city council’s camera car onto its premises to check it is obeying the conditions of the workplace parking levy.

The council has spent £93,000 on a car that will record the number of vehicles parked in company car parks to enforce the new parking tax.

But Lenton firm Nottingham Textile Group, which voiced strong opposition to the levy before it came into force at the beginning of the month, has questioned the legal rights of the council to record on private property.

The company’s chief operating officer Adrian Wright has written to the Government Office of Surveillance Commissioners and the Information Commissioner’s Office, to ask for clarification and guidance. He says until this is provided they will not allow the car on site.

Read more on This is Nottingham.

  One Response to “UK: Nottingham textile firm taking a stand against council camera car”

  1. Good to hear the private sector sticking it to these busybody councils.

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