PAVEMENT INJUSTICE – CAMPAIGN AGAINST ON-THE-SPOT FINES

23 February 2012Manifesto Club

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Our campaign against ‘Pavement Injustice’ takes on unaccountable officials in public spaces – investigating how powers such as on-the-spot fines are being used, and calling for their review and limitation.

 

-Josie Appleton wrote about the tyranny of on-the-spot fines, for Open Democracy.

-We were on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show, discussing Enfield council’s ban on spitting in public.

 

-We were in the Brighton Argus criticising Sussex Police‘s plans to give more powers to PCSOs.

 

-Camden Council put up a CCTV camera in an estate telling residents that they were in a ‘restricted area’ and should leave. We were quoted in the Independent about the incident (see Sarah Boyes‘ article about the phenomenon of ‘talking’ CCTV cameras).

 

-Exeter councils give out a thousand £100 fines for dropped cigarette butts.

 

If you have received an unjust on-the-spot fine, or have other examples of ‘pavement injustice’ to report – please do contact us.

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Posted 23rd February 2012 by InI in category Liberties, UK

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