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Thursday, 9 February 2012

More Lies From The Truth & Propaganda Unit

Mark Blunden in the Standard today picks up upon the Dame's previous blog about this lying council. RBK&C, when it was run by people who knew how to behave, would never have allowed this stream of bad publicity: it is time the likes of Cllr Buckmaster took Pooter Cockell aside and handed him his notice.
Pooter previously told how his borough relies on making money from motorists and that between 1996 and 2010, it raised £500 million from parking fines. But, of course how could useless failed cigarette salesman think of any other way to raise money for his damned fool schemes.
Pooter's attractive looking friend Alastair Cooper, NSL's director of Enforcement Solutions, added: "Any suggestion that NSL operates in a way that is anything other than entirely legal is totally xxxxxxxxx!
Messrs Boxall & Storey...Merrick's Team at NSL!
The Dame could not find a pic of Mr Cooper but as all NSL staff look the same these two 'pretty boys' provide the essence of the 'NSL Look'

"Parking wardens were told to ticket more than 800 drivers daily or their firm would face huge fines from council bosses for not hitting targets.
A previously unpublished initial contract between contractor NSL and Kensington and Chelsea shows its wardens needed to issue 306,000 tickets annually, clamp 15,000 vehicles and tow 8,250.
Opposition Labour councillors in the Tory-run borough today demanded an investigation into NSL ticket quotas.
The 10-year contract, beginning in 2006 and released under the Freedom of Information Act, reveals that if wardens failed to hit the "agreed benchmarks" then NSL must pay the shortfall. The contract states: "The number of valid clamps fitted should not fall below the agreed benchmark. This is currently set at 15,000 per annum."
Council leader Sir Merrick Cockell has previously told how his borough relies on making money from motorists and that between 1996 and 2010, it raised £500 million from parking fines.
It follows the case of NSL warden Hakim Berkani, who won unfair dismissal case against NSL after it sacked him for failing to issue enough tickets. At his employment tribunal, it was revealed that a manager in 2010 called one warden an "excellent example" for ticketing 35 drivers in one shift. Both NSL and the council claimed the targets were never enforced and the clause was removed in 2008 following government guidance.
NSL could not provide ticketing figures for 2008, but said in 2009 its wardens in Kensington and Chelsea issued 146,000 penalty charge notices and 167,000 in 2010. A Kensington and Chelsea spokeswoman said: "The Royal Borough and NSL parking enforcement practices are entirely lawful."

1 comment:

  1. Surely the one on the left is Stephen Hester...I thought he was running RBS.
    Do RBS own NSL?


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