Tuesday, 20 August 2013

We won, but what now?

Refunds

In light of the High Court ruling that Barnet Council's 2011 CPZ price increases were unlawful, the Council has said it will reimburse residents who have been overcharged.

However, the Council will not be automatically refunding residents who have been overcharged. Residents will need to submit a claim to the Council.

What can be reclaimed?

Only the additional cost to the price of residents's parking permits and visitor vouchers can be reclaimed. So, if you purchased 10 visitor vouchers at £4 each, you can claim £30 since you should have been charged £1 each or £10.

If you have paid £100 for your parking permit in 2011 and in 2012, then you can claim £120 since you should have been charged only £40 in each of 2011 and 2012.

How do I claim? 

You should fill out an e-form on Barnet Council’s website, providing details of their name, telephone number, address, permit ID, if they have it, and car registration number.
Alternatively, they can email the council at CPZParkingRefunds@barnet.gov.uk.
Or write to Parking Team, CPZ Parking Refunds, London Borough of Barnet, Building 4, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP.    

This link will take you to the Council's website where you can access the e-form. http://www.barnet.gov.uk/news/article/345/statement_on_cpz_legal_challenge

Money Donated to Barnet CPZ Action

Barnet Council have been ordered to pay David Attfield's legal costs which we hope will enable us to return larger donations (£20 or more) at least in part. However, the process of assessing and agreeing how much the Council should pay can take weeks or even months, so please be patient.

It is unlikely that all of the legal costs will be recovered from Barnet as there may be technical reasons why the council will argue that they shouldn't have to pay some elements of the legal costs incurred. Also, we incurred significant costs running our campaign, in particular for printing leaflets. Barnet will not be paying these.  All this means unfortunately that, for the moment, we do not know how much of the donated money we will be able to return.

We will of course keep you updated.

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