The York Council confirmed yesterday that it will refund the fines levied on Lendal Bridge during the 6 month closure trial.
However controversy continues as the Council does not intend to proactively tell those affected that they are entitled to a refund!
Labour Councillors claim that social and commercial media will be used to alert claimants but – with as long as 12 months having elapsed since some of the fines were issued and in many cases to drivers from other parts of the UK and Europe – most are unlikely to ever hear about the need to apply for a refund.
The Council should agree to write to every driver telling them of their right to claim a rebate and how to go about doing so
The Council have withdrawn their appeal against the “unlawful” ruling on Lendal Bridge.
They are continuing to pursue an appeal on Coppergate where no fine notices have been issued since April.