I hope that a Bromley Conservative Councillor is reading this, and will do something about it.
I've just heard a lady on Radio 5 called Maureen Gebbett. She received a parking fine of £80 even though she had paid for a ticket. Apparently it was a hot day and it peeled off her windscreen so the Parking Attendant couldn't see it. She appealed the ticket and was told to go to see the council's solicitor in London. She did so and he recommended that the Council should cancel the ticket. The Council decided not to and made her pay.
Mrs Gebbett, 63, who sounded as if she is probably a doughty member of the W.I. went to her bank and asked them for £80 in 1p coins. When they heard why she wanted them, they couldn't hand them over quickly enough. She loaded them into a wheelbarrow and took the money round to the Council's offices and made the payment.
Makes you proud to be British.
What does not make you proud to be British is the attitude of the Council officers, who need to be reminded that they are there to serve the public and not the other way around. They refuse to meet with Mrs Gibbett. Perhaps Bromley councillors might like to take this up and pay Mrs G her money back (not in 1p coins!) and issue an apology for the appalling behaviour of their incompetent staff.