|Oh noes! I've been named in an email from Westminster Council's legal department to the No To Bike Parking Fees campaign. Here's a snippet.|
Secondly you have published on the website a post (from "jbond") concerning defaced signage, and
My highlight. So apparently talking about the widespread damage to the signs detailing how to pay the tax and asking how this affects you if you happen to park in a bay with defaced signs is now enough to get you mentioned in dispatches. Although jokingly talking about how to obliterate the signs more effectively (with smiley) probably didn't help.
This then got turned into "Calling for the vandalising and removal of motorcycle parking signs that provide vital information for
motorcyclists wishing to park in Westminster." in the press release.
The side effect of this and other issues is a fairly bizarre press release from Westminster followed by a detailed rebuttal from the campaign.
As somebody pointed out. "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi
More disturbing is that the campaign felt that the escalation of this legal back and forth left them with no option than to close down the forum.
So make sure you make it to the demo on Mar 31st.
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