No right turn ‘Scrooge’: Ex-judge furious over Christmas Day penalty notice
A retired judge from Hampstead is furious after being caught out by a “no right turn” rush hour rule – on Christmas Day.
Barrington Black, who most recently served as a supreme court judge in Gibraltar, said he was “livid” at being hit by the penalty notice, but paid £60 to avoid it being doubled by the “Scrooge” council.
He told the Ham&High: “It’s ridiculous. Christmas Day’s a bank holiday and the buses don’t even run.”
Barrington was driving home at about 7pm and turned off the Finchley Road down Briardale Gardens.
This junction is subject to a no right turn regulation each weekday from 6am to 10.30am, and 3pm to 8.30pm. Christmas Day was a Tuesday (albeit also a holiday).
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Barnet Council, which enforces the rule, said: “The signage clearly states the times during which these restrictions are in operation, and motorists are required to adhere to these. Any driver wishing to challenge or appeal a penalty charge notice can do so by writing to the council.”
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