Thousands are still waiting for bus lane fine refunds

Essex County Standard: Thousands are still waiting for bus lane fine refunds Thousands are still waiting for bus lane fine refunds

ESSEX County Council has still not refunded ANY of the 30,000 tickets given to motorists for using Colchester’s bus lanes.

The fines – worth £1million – were rescinded a month after the lanes up North Hill and in the High Street turning into Queen Street were introduced.

The county council waived the tickets after motorists complained the bus lanes were not clearly signed or marked.

New signs have been installed and the roads were tarmaced in red this week.

The decision to rescind the fines was announced on Wednesday, January 8.

While many motorists had challenged their fines rather than paying them, thousands are still waiting for refunds nearly a month on.

For the full story including Essex County Council's response, see Friday's Gazette

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7:55pm Fri 7 Feb 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

What happens if you are colour blind?

It will be that as well as stupid next mmmm?

They are probably hanging on to your cash for the interest in the bank?

I reckon if you get it back in 10 years, thats a fair swap for getting off scot free.

Hopefully they can find a loophole in the law and reinstate the levies?

the joke goes on.....and on......and on....
What happens if you are colour blind? It will be that as well as stupid next mmmm? They are probably hanging on to your cash for the interest in the bank? I reckon if you get it back in 10 years, thats a fair swap for getting off scot free. Hopefully they can find a loophole in the law and reinstate the levies? the joke goes on.....and on......and on.... A Very Private Gentleman
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12:34am Sat 8 Feb 14

Boris says...

Yawn. They will get their money in the end, this is not news.
Yawn. They will get their money in the end, this is not news. Boris
  • Score: 3

12:00pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Checkout says...

i can think of a few caverns in the roads around here if you have any spare tarmac not being wasted on this folly ECC.
i can think of a few caverns in the roads around here if you have any spare tarmac not being wasted on this folly ECC. Checkout
  • Score: 2

3:29pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Jess Jephcott says...

It was all a joke. Nobody will get their money back as it has already been spent.
It was all a joke. Nobody will get their money back as it has already been spent. Jess Jephcott
  • Score: -1

5:18pm Sat 8 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

The thread is about high street colchester bus lanes that picture is not colchester high street.
The thread is about high street colchester bus lanes that picture is not colchester high street. stevedawson
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6:07pm Sun 9 Feb 14

colcestrian says...

stevedawson wrote:
The thread is about high street colchester bus lanes that picture is not colchester high street.
The photo is of the Bus lane at the bottom of North Hill where people were also being fined as the article states !
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: The thread is about high street colchester bus lanes that picture is not colchester high street.[/p][/quote]The photo is of the Bus lane at the bottom of North Hill where people were also being fined as the article states ! colcestrian
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