Clamping - what a difference a day makes...
I READ in the Hebden Bridge times that six vehicles were clamped on private land on Monday, April 30.
People concerned have been threatened with fines as much as £350 if they do not pay immediately. If they had been clamped just one day later on May 1 this clamping would have been illegal.
The reason being the coalition government’s Protection of Freedoms Act has just come into law.
Along with restoring many civil liberties trashed by the previous government the act has also outlawed clamping on private land.
This will be of little consolation to those clamped in Mytholmroyd, but at least people will in future be protected from those that extort money out of motorists.
Coun James Baker, Hebden Royd Town Council.
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