SBC Commit Fraud

I have previously informed all Scarborough Borough Council councillors that they have committed fraud by issuing PCNs against motorhomes as:

  1. Over 95 % of motorhomes are not motor caravans
  2. There is no PCN code that can be used for a type of vehicle. A motor caravan is a type not a class and
  3. There is no Order that refers to a class of vehicle to permit the use of a PCN code that relates to a class

Once again, SBC have committed fraud by issuing yet more PCNs against motorhomes. Yet again in Whitby.

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Informal Appeal and Complaint To SBC

From: ANDY

Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2016 12:06 PM

To: cllr.andrew.backhouse@scarborough.gov.uk ; Barry.Khan@northyorks.gov.uk ; Cllr.Andrew.Jenkinson@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.callam.walsh@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.clive.pearson@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.David.Chance@northyorks.gov.uk ; Cllr.David.Jeffels@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.derek.bastiman@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.godfrey.allanson@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Guy.Coulson@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Hazel.Lynskey@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.heather.phillips@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Helen.Mallory@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Jane.Mortimer@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.john.nock@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.luke.backhouse@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Lynn.Bastiman@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Marie.Harland@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Martin.Smith@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Michelle.Donohue-Moncrieff@Scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.phil.trumper@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.roberta.swiers@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.sandra.turner@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Simon.Green@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Tom.Fox@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.dilys.cluer@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.mark.vesey@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Bill.Chatt@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Janet.Jefferson@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.mike.cockerill@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.carl.maw@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.david.billing@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Eric.Broadbent@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.gerald.dennett@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.John.Ritchie@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.John.Warburton@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.liz.colling@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.neil.price@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.paul.cross@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.richard.moody@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.rob.barnett@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.steve.siddons@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.tony.randerson@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.vanda.inman@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Norman.Murphy@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Roxanne.Murphy@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.sam.cross@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Joe.Plant@northyorks.gov.uk ; cllr.jonathan.dodds@scarborough.gov.uk ; Parking@scarborough.gov.uk ; Lisa.Dixon@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Alf.Abbott@scarborough.gov.uk

Subject: SBC Commit Fraud

Dear Sir/Madam,

I refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2016/02/07/sbc-commit-fraud/ and the forwarded email which authorises me to be the authorised agent.

SBC Fraud

On the night in question, SBC fraudulently issued seven PCNs to motorhomes in the location in question netting over £200 per hour. A very profitable fraud indeed.

I would like to register a formal complaint for this action, as it is clearly fraud, as SBC know that a PCN issued in these circumstances is unenforceable when challenged. This is “fraud by false representation“.

In addition, I request an assurance from SBC that they will no longer commit fraud and that they do not condone fraud.

I will inform North Yorkshire Police of the crime SBC have committed.

My informal challenge in relation to PCN SJ01748722

  1. PCN Code 91 relates to a class of vehicle, not a type. Motor caravans are not a class.
  2. There is no Order that refers to a class of vehicle to permit the use of a PCN code that relates to a class.
  3. The vehicle in question is not registered as vehicle type M and thus, as per the EU Directive, is not a motor caravan.
  4. The sign displayed is unlawful as “camping” is defined as in a cabin, hut or tent – and “overnight” is not defined.

For the above reasons, the PCNs must be cancelled immediately.

If the registered keeper who I represent receives any communication with regards this PCN from SBC, we will consider this harassment. SBC must send any communication to the owner. Details of the owner I am happy to supply, upon payment of a £10 administration fee and an assurance from the SBC legal team that my supplying details of the owner I will not be in breach of the DPA.

Kind regards,

Andy Strangeway

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Email To North Yorkshire Police

From: ANDY

Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2016 12:10 PM

To: Lindsey.Stamp@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Subject: SBC Commit Fraud

Dear Lindsey,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2016/02/07/sbc-commit-fraud/

As SBC are committing a fraud, which is netting them over £200 an hour, I would like to report this crime to North Yorkshire Police for further investigation.

I am aware that SBC have committed this fraud on numerous occasions. A request from yourself to SBC will provide evidence to support my statement.

Could you please forward me a crime reference number and inform me how you intend to proceed against SBC?

Kindest regards,

Andy Strangeway

Posted in Campaigns

Strangeways Whisky – Simply The Best

My friend Tom and I did the deed last night – we opened a bottle of Strangeways Whisky for my birthday weekend. It is truly awesome.

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The photo above was taken before we fulfilled our duty and sampled the others!

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Posted in Strangeways Whisky

FSSPC – Attempt To Silence

Upon publication of Ministry Of Justice Dishonesty, out of courtesy, I informed my fellow Full Sutton & Skirpenbeck Parish Council (FSSPC) Councillors and proposed that an Extraordinary Meeting is called to discuss the MoJ dishonesty. I was astounded that no-one seconded my proposal, but there was a joint attempt to prevent me from speaking the truth.

FSSPC chose not to discuss the issue raised – MoJ Dishonesty –  but instead they shot the messenger.

FSSPC 1

Thankfully, although rare in a politician, it is lawful to speak the truth. The activities of my fellow Councillors are not.

One Councillor suggested that our Clerk undertakes activities without mandate of the FSSPC. “We need to have Claire look into all of the allegations beforehand.

FSSPC 2

So why are the FSSPC attempting to silence me, but believe our Clerk should operate without a mandate?

All over Full Sutton, there are unlawful road signs. The signs are unlawful as they are not contained in the TSRGD or approved by the Secretary of State. This is a fundamental legal requirement for all UK road signs.

FSSPC 4

I am informed that the source of the road signs is HMP Full Sutton – produced by inmates. HMP Full Sutton actually display these signs at the exit from the prison.

We have clear evidence of:

  1. A FSSPC councillor suggesting our Clerk should act ultra vires.
  2. HMP Full Sutton being a party to the breaching of fundamental legislation.
  3. FSSPC unlawfully erecting road signs.

So why is there an attempt to silence a Councillor who exposes the dishonesty of the MoJ?

I believe I am being bullied.

FSSPC 3

FSSPC, HMP Full Sutton and MoJ must always conduct themselves lawfully and honestly. I will always stand up against corruption no matter what.

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Email To FSSPC

From: ANDY

Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:55 AM

To:FSSPC

Subject: Complaint and FOI Request – Unlawful Road Signs

Dear Claire,

Could I please refer you tohttps://fullsuttonandskirpenbeckparishcouncil.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/unlawful-road-signs/

Could I please register a formal complaint against FSSPC for erecting road signs in breach of legislation?

In addition could I please request all communication between HMP Full Sutton and FSSPC with regards “MoJ Dishonesty”?

I am happy for this to be dealt with as business as normal or as per the Freedom of Information Act.

For further information please seehttps://fullsuttonandskirpenbeckparishcouncil.wordpress.com/about/

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

Posted in Campaigns, Full Sutton, HMP, Illegal Road Signs

Ministry Of Justice Dishonesty

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) was formed in May 2007. Its responsibilities extend to the commissioning of prison services and rehabilitation.

AS - HMP Full Sutton - LR

In reply to a question, with regards the lack of public transport for prison visitors to HMP Full Sutton, the MoJ, stated on 29 January 2016:

“The council is having ongoing discussions with the bus company on this matter and any decision on altering the service to fit with visiting times at the prison is a matter for the company.”

When asked whether this was Full Sutton and Skirpenbeck Parish Council (FSSPC) or East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC), the MoJ confirmed:

“It’s a reference to the parish council”

As a FSSPC Councillor and Transport Champion, I can confirm this statement to be false.

Why the dishonesty?

A convicted prisoner is allowed at least two 1-hour visits every 4 weeks. Yet during the week and on a Saturday, the local bus service returns after 1 hour and eight minutes. There is no other bus. On a Sunday there is no bus service. Clearly, given the time required for security checks, this does not allow for a one hour visit on any day of the year, for those who use public transport.

As the failure to provide an adequate public bus service to HMP Full Sutton, prisoners’ rights are being denied. Indeed, this is true for every prison in the UK where there is no adequate public transport.

The enquiry exposed the MoJ failure. By stating the FSSPC where having discussions with the local bus company, which they were not,  it confirmed that action to address this failure was taking place. In truth there was no discussion at all.

HMP Full Sutton - MoJ

How much will this MoJ failure cost?

With 600 prisoners held at HMP Full Sutton and over 100,000 prisoners held nationally, the UK Government is now exposed to countless potential legal actions costing tax payers millions.

Moving Forward

The MoJ must work with local councils to ensure adequate public transport is available to and from all UK prisons to allow for visiting.

Background Information

As a FSSPC councillor, I agreed to be the Transport Champion representing FSSPC for the ERYC Transport Survey. The requirements were to circulate a Transport Survey to all FSSPC residents. I believe this should include the 600 prisoners held in HMP Full Sutton.

Due to ERYC cancelling their attendance at our meeting on Monday 18 January, at the last-minute we were unable to discuss this with ERYC.

ERYC had informed us that we must return the completed questionnaires by mid February.

As a seasoned campaigner, my alarm bells rang – ERYC could not attend our meeting to answer questions but where railroading us into circulating the survey. A source in the media contacted the MoJ and received the statement above. This was only after an exchange of 20 emails where the MoJ proved to be very evasive.

Conclusion

The Ministry of Justice has, by default, denied prisoners their lawful right to one hour visiting, by holding them in a prison to which public transport for that purpose is inadequate.

The Ministry of Justice must provide or subsidise a bus service adequate for that purpose.

Complaint To MoJ

From: ANDY

Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 8:56 AM

To: general.queries@justice.gsi.gov.uk

Subject: Complaint – Ministry Of Justice Dishonesty

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/ministry-of-justice-dishonesty/

I would like to register a complaint against the MoJ for:

  1. Their dishonesty in their reply to the media enquiry.
  2. Using the Full Sutton and Skirpenbeck Parish Council as a scapegoat and
  3. For denying prisoners their rights.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

Posted in Campaigns, HMP

DfT – Large Numbers of Motorhomes Have No Category

Today I received an email from the Department for Transport (DfT) that confirms a large number of motorhomes have no vehicle category.

Department for Transport logo

” … a large number of these vehicles (motorhomes) have no category type and significant numbers of those that do are not M1″  Mike Dark, DfT Statistics.

This statement confirms, as stated in Govt Anti- Motorhome Policy Exposed , that the DFT, in 2012, introduced “No Motor Caravan” signs that could not be applied to the vast majority of motorhomes as they make a false statement. As such they are unlawful and:

  • All “No Motor Caravan” signs in England must be removed.
  • All monies paid to Local Authorities who issued PCNs for “breaching” “No Motor Caravan” orders must be refunded.
  • If the signs remain in place each Local Authority is committing fraud.
Posted in Campaigns, Motorhomes, No Overnight Parking, North Yorkshire, Scarborough Borough Council

Windscreen Discs

This afternoon I picked up 200 ASOP No Contract Windscreen Discs. More will be ordered as required.

Windscreen Disc

The discs, which stick on the inside of the windscreen, are freely available to all, but donations to support our campaigns are always gratefully received.

Donate Button

To receive your cards please email me your address stating how many you require. info@island-man.co.uk If you have previously requested the discs please confirm your request.

Posted in Campaigns

Govt Anti-Motorhome Policy Exposed

Yesterday, I revealed that 95% of Motor Caravans cannot be ticketed. This was in fact not correct, but has now been corrected. 100% of motor caravans cannot be ticketed! In addition, the “No Motor Caravan” signs are unlawful as they convey a false message. The sign below was introduced in 2012.

No Motor Caravans

On first inspection, the sign is lawful as it was approved by the Secretary of State. This is confirmed in the letter below.

Norman Baker letter New Sign (2)

Yet the “No Motor Caravans” sign is unlawful, as 100% of motorhomes, as per the DfT vehicle stats below, are not listed as “Vehicle Category – M”. This is a fundamental requirement for a vehicle to qualify as a motor caravan as per the Directive 2007/46/EC.

Motor Caravan Definition (2)

This means that all motorhomers can lawfully park directly under a “No Motor Caravan” sign.

Department for Transport (DfT) Vehicle Statistics

In March 2014 the DfT produced the following statistics for motorhomes:

  • Missing – 166,170
  • M1 – 10,464
  • N1 – 17,515
  • N2 – 1,884
  • Other – 37,749
  • Total – 233,782

NB: The “missing” are those which have not been given a Vehicle Category.

International Classification

There is an international classification for all vehicles. This is used by the UK, the EU and nearly every country in the world.

Cat M and N Table 1 (2)

Complaint To Department For Transport

From: ANDY

Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 5:13 PM

To: Dftcomplaints@dft.gsi.gov.uk

Cc: robert.goodwill.mp@parliament.uk

Subject: Complaint – Govt Anti-Motorhome Policy Exposed

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/govt-anti-motorhome-policy-exposed/

I would like to register a formal complaint against the DfT for authorising unlawful “No Motor Caravan” signs.

The signs make a false statement.

  • All “No Motor Caravan” signs in England must be removed.
  • All monies paid to Local Authorities who issued PCNs for “breaching” “No Motor Caravan” orders must be refunded.
  • If the signs remain in place each Local Authority is committing fraud.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

Posted in Campaigns, Illegal Road Signs, Motorhomes, No Overnight Parking, North Yorkshire, Scarborough Borough Council

95% Of Motor Caravans Unticketable

Despite the fact that I have given Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) numerous opportunities, they have not had the courtesy to even respond. Due to this lack of courtesy, I came to the opinion that I should re-open my investigation into the “No Motor Caravan” restrictions in the SBC area.

Unlawful Sign

What I uncovered makes for uncomfortable reading for SBC, all Local Authorities, the Department for Transport (DfT) and Scarborough and Whitby Conservative MP Robert Goodwill, who is the Transport Minister. My investigations will be welcome news to the UK motorhomers.

Today I reveal Part One, tomorrow I reveal Part Two!

Motor Caravan Definition (2)

I re-opened the investigation by taking a closer look at North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) “No Motor Caravans” order. My attention was drawn to the extract above:

“A vehicle of category M …..”

I then phoned numerous motorhomers. All confirmed that on their Registration Certificate (RC) – usually referred to as ‘log-book’ – the “Vehicle Category” was blank (as can be seen from the extract below). This means that all motorhomers who have a RC with no stated vehicle category are “exempt” from the SBC “No Motor Caravan” legislation.

I then needed to establish how many of the motorhomes in England are not of “Vehicle Category M”. The DfT vehicle stats provided the answer. The most up to date figures I have are for March 2014 these show that:

  • There are 233,782 UK motorhomes
  • As per the RC, 100% of motorhomes are not motor caravans as per the Directive 2007/46/EC and the NYCC “No Motor Caravans” order,

Regn Extract (2)Conclusion

100% of motorhomes are not of “Vehicle Category M” and as such the NYCC order does not apply to them.

NYCC/SBC have wasted thousands of pounds bringing in an order which cannot apply to any of those they intended to target.

Email To SBC

From: ANDY

Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2016 11:05 AM

To: cllr.andrew.backhouse@scarborough.gov.uk ; Barry.Khan@northyorks.gov.uk ; Lisa.Dixon@scarborough.gov.uk

Cc: Cllr.Alf.Abbott@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Andrew.Jenkinson@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.callam.walsh@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.clive.pearson@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.David.Chance@northyorks.gov.uk ; Cllr.David.Jeffels@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.derek.bastiman@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.godfrey.allanson@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Guy.Coulson@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Hazel.Lynskey@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.heather.phillips@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Helen.Mallory@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Jane.Mortimer@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.john.nock@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.luke.backhouse@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Lynn.Bastiman@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Marie.Harland@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Martin.Smith@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Michelle.Donohue-Moncrieff@Scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.phil.trumper@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.roberta.swiers@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.sandra.turner@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Simon.Green@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Tom.Fox@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.dilys.cluer@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.mark.vesey@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Bill.Chatt@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Janet.Jefferson@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.mike.cockerill@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.carl.maw@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.david.billing@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Eric.Broadbent@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.gerald.dennett@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.John.Ritchie@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.John.Warburton@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.liz.colling@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.neil.price@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.paul.cross@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.richard.moody@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.rob.barnett@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.steve.siddons@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.tony.randerson@scarborough.gov.uk ; cllr.vanda.inman@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Norman.Murphy@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Roxanne.Murphy@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.sam.cross@scarborough.gov.uk ; Cllr.Joe.Plant@northyorks.gov.uk ; cllr.jonathan.dodds@scarborough.gov.uk

Subject: 95% Of Motor Caravans Unticketable

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/95-of-motor-caravans-unticketable/

I would like to thank SBC for their lack of courtesy that lead me to reopen my investigation.

Part two will be published tomorrow.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

Post updated 25 January 2016

Posted in Campaigns, Motorhomes, No Overnight Parking, North Yorkshire, Scarborough Borough Council

Huttoft Car Terrace – Latest

With Spring just around the corner I would like to share the latest news from Huttoft Car Terrace.

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  • Motorhomers are parking overnight on the Car Terrace.
  • Some motorhomers prefer to park overnight at the side of the approach road.
  • The security firm no longer patrol.
  • The Police do a quick patrol but not directed at motorhomers.
  • The local thug, Paul Barrett, is noticeably by his absence.

Huttoft Car Terrace Meeting

ASOP are planning a meeting at Huttoft Car Terrace late March/early April. Please let me know your preferred dates and we will do our best to accommodate as many as possible.

My Opinion

I would happily park overnight on Huttoft Car Terrace with a car, van or motorhome. As per the byelaw it is lawful to do so. Subject to not leaving your vehicle between the hours of 22.00 and 06.00

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Posted in Campaigns, Motorhomes, No Overnight Parking

Another PCN Victory Against SBC

Yet again Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) have lost a PCN challenge from me. They have informed me that:

“Having visited the site where the Penalty Charge Notice was issued I have taken the decision to cancel the notice.

There are signs missing from newly installed lamp columns adjacent to where the vehicle was parked.   In my opinion the motor caravan restriction was not made clear to the motorist at the time of parking.

The signs will be replaced at the earliest opportunity.”

Motorhome - Marine Drive

Of course this was their easy “Get Out Of Jail” to prevent them addressing the other challenges:

  1. There is no signage in the area in relation to a Class to permit the use of PCN Code 91. Motor Caravan is a type not a Class.
  2. The PCN Code relates to a Class of vehicle not a type, whereas the Order does not, it relates to a type not a Class.
  3. The area where the motorhome was parked does not appear on the map in the Off Street Parking Order for Marine Drive.
  4. I am informed that the motorhome did not contain a table. As such, as the EU Directive states a Motor Caravan “which contains …table”, this confirms the vehicle not to be a Motor Caravan.

Current Score

Strangeway 2 – 0 SBC

Posted in Campaigns, Motorhomes, Scarborough Borough Council