North East Lincolnshire Council and its partner Engie have agreed to pay back penalty charge notices (PCNs) that were wrongly given to motorists who parked in three Resident Only parking schemes in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
Drivers who were given a PCN in Oole Road or College Street in Cleethorpes or on Somersby or Fildes Street in Grimsby since the schemes were introduced are being asked to contact the council for a refund.
As part of an ongoing review of these schemes and something known as a Consolidation Order, it has unfortunately come to light that there was an administrative error in the drafting of the relevant legal paperwork dating back to 2010.
The error meant the council and its partner Engie could not legally enforce the parking restriction in these areas and any motorists who were penalised between since the schemes were introduced on these roads are entitled to a refund.
Cllr David Watson, cabinet member for environment, said: “We apologise for any confusion caused. If drivers believe they have been issued with an incorrect penalty charge notice they should get in touch with us through our website and we will refund any incorrectly issued tickets. Unfortunately, we can’t make automatic refunds as we do not hold the information of those fined.”
To apply for a refund, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk, click on Apply for It and fill in the form in the roads, parking and transport section.