Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 1 April 2024

It’s about the environment – HONEST! Revealed: London council raking in £1 million a month from a single LTN

Acouncil is raking in £1 million a month from motoring fines generated by a single low traffic neighbourhood (LTN), the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

Labour-run Hammersmith and Fulham Council issued more than 341,000 penalty charge notices (PCNs) in 11 months from just five cameras in the South Fulham West LTN, figures obtained under Freedom of Information laws show.

In total, the council banked nearly £8 million from 105,000 of those fines between February and December last year. A further 34,507 are classified as “open” and could still generate up to £4.5 million if paid at the full £130 rate.

It means Hammersmith and Fulham has issued nine times the average number of PCNs that LTNs normally generate.

A Government-commissioned report which analysed countrywide LTN data and was published this month shows that “an average of 36,459 [PCNs] have been issued per [LTN] scheme”.

Hammersmith and Fulham set up the LTN, which is sandwiched between New Kings Road, Wandsworth Bridge and the River Thames, in December 2022.

Rather than block streets off, CCTV is used to capture number plates, to try to identify which vehicles are “out of borough”.

Residents who have booked deliveries, tradesmen, taxis or who have carers or guests visiting can log a car’s registration on an app to prevent it being fined.

However, 197,200 fines were classified as “cancelled” over the 11 months, meaning people who did have permission to enter were wrongly fined, then successfully overturned their PCNs.

Caroline Shuffrey, a borough resident, said: “Businesses in South Fulham are going to the wall so that the council can profit from camera offences. It is blindingly obvious that the infrastructure supporting this naked money-making scheme is not fit for purpose.

“More than two-thirds of the fines have had to be cancelled, meaning hundreds of thousands of non-residents have had to suffer stress and form-filling to get their fines rescinded.

“This is a cynical greenwashing scheme which diverts traffic elsewhere, does nothing to save the planet and benefits the richer residents of South Fulham living inside the leafy green streets, at the expense of those residents living along the main roads.

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