Council wins motorbike charges case
Parking charges legit for motorbikes
The campaign against parking charges for motorbikes in central London has lost a court challenge to Westminster Council.
The case, brought by Warren Djanogly, accused Westminster of abusing its statutory powers in order to raise revenue and failing to carry out a proper consultation process before bringing in the charges.
Motorcyclists must now pay £1 a day to park in Westminster.
The council said it would seek to recover £50,000 in legal costs from Djanogly.
A commenter in the campaign's forum said: "As expected. We lose. Now for appeal. No retreat no surrender."
The Met police is warning of possible congestion associated with demonstrating bikers around the High Court.
The full judgement is here. ®