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Retired Camden economist loses appeal over parking ticket for ‘doing a good deed’

Xenia Wall at the spot on Haverstock Hill where she got the fine. Picture: Polly Hancock Xenia Wall at the spot on Haverstock Hill where she got the fine. Picture: Polly Hancock

Sunday, August 10, 2014
11:30 AM

A retired economist has lost her appeal against a fine for parking at a bus stop to drop off a frail pensioner.

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Xenia Wall branded Camden Council ‘inhuman’ after she received a £130 parking ticket for stopping at a bus stop at the top of Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, on June 6.

She argued she had been fined for a doing a good deed and challenged the fine on the grounds that she was trying to deliver her 77-year-old passenger as close as possible to a shop next to the bus stop.

She wanted to save the passenger from extra walking as she suffered from severe arthritis and was recovering from a bout of pneumonia.

But the Parking and Traffic Appeals Service rejected the appeal.

Adjudicator Michael Burke said: “There is no exemption to allow a private car to stop on a bus stop for a passenger to board or alight.”

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‘Fined for doing a good deed’: Economist contests ‘inhuman’ parking ticket from Camden Council

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