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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:02 pm 
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Our council are now issuing plates but all drivers have to go to Grantham to collect them

So Grantham drivers can drive a couple of miles to the town centre but drivers from elsewhere in the district have round trips of up to 50 miles plus costing £5.00 plus in fuel

I think that is unfair and possibly discriminatory anyone else think so ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:50 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:37 pm 
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they have ignored my email I sent challenging this so suspect they will duck for cover and hope we don't mount any legal challenge

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:03 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
they have ignored my email I sent challenging this so suspect they will duck for cover and hope we don't mount any legal challenge


They won’t have to hope you don’t make a legal challenge, because you won’t make a legal challenge, and they know it. But if you do decide to, better remortgage your house to pay the bills from losing.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:37 pm 
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Is Grantham in your district?

They cannot make you leave your district.

Our council do, but seeing seeing as the new office is 10 miles closer than the old one I let them get away with it.

Nobody on the other side of our district seems to realise.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:03 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
I think that is unfair and possibly discriminatory anyone else think so ?

Would think that kind of thing quite common, particularly in more rural authorities covering huge areas.

Don't know precisely what you mean about the plates, but as regards testing vehicles I suspect it's quite common for some to travel quite far, while others don't.

As I've said, our plates have the licence date on them rather than the test date, so we're supposed to attend the depot in Cupar when our new plates have been made up and are ready to put on the vehicle once we've reapplied for a vehicle licence.

So from home that would entail a 30 mile round trip for me, although I try to fit it in with something else to minimise the mileage.

Suspect some of those furthest from Cupar would have a round trip of 40 miles or so.

And there's no obligation for licencees to actually live in the area, so the travel potential could be huge.

So really can't see any problem with what your council is doing, and I couldn't really see much scope for legal challenge, even assuming that was practical (and the courts are going to allow the Covid crisis to provide local authorities with a bit of leeway as regard the kind of thing you describe, if push comes to shove).

(Our own arrangement here is one reason I thought the new plate system was a bad idea - previously, our plates were undated, and would last the lifetime of the car as a licensed vehicle. But any sort of legal challenge almost certainly doomed to failure, even assuming such a challenge was practical.

But it is a bit of a pain, which is why I started making sure I applied for the three-year plates rather than the one-year option, quite apart from the financial savings. And why I'd prefer to borrow money for a new three-year plate in a few weeks rather than revert to the one-year option.)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:12 pm 
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we only have 1 year plates and the testing stations are local (2 available) and previously we could collect the plates at a local council office which has now been closed to save money. :evil:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:08 am 
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edders23 wrote:
we only have 1 year plates and the testing stations are local (2 available) and previously we could collect the plates at a local council office which has now been closed to save money. :evil:

Our Council will post them out. At the moment you can't visit the Council offices.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:18 am 
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grandad wrote:
edders23 wrote:
we only have 1 year plates and the testing stations are local (2 available) and previously we could collect the plates at a local council office which has now been closed to save money. :evil:

Our Council will post them out. At the moment you can't visit the Council offices.


I can't see as why posting them out cant be an option offered by all local authorities even if they were to charge a nominal price for the postage...but theres some in the trade that would see £3.00 postage as a diabolical liberty.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:26 pm 
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kin el, its only once a year!

stop moaning

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:47 pm 
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kin el, its only once a year!

stop moaning


Not for me I have 3 vehicles :wink:

And our council won't post them out because you have to hand your old plate back in courtesy of a few Peterborough based drivers that were letting relatives use them on unlicensed vehicles. :roll:

we also have to do badge renewals at an appointment with the council :wink:

So at a very minimum that's 4 times over a 3 year period

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edders23 wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
kin el, its only once a year!

stop moaning


Not for me I have 3 vehicles :wink:

And our council won't post them out because you have to hand your old plate back in courtesy of a few Peterborough based drivers that were letting relatives use them on unlicensed vehicles. :roll:

we also have to do badge renewals at an appointment with the council :wink:

So at a very minimum that's 4 times over a 3 year period


wow, 4? really?


:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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wannabeeahack wrote:
edders23 wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
kin el, its only once a year!

stop moaning


Not for me I have 3 vehicles :wink:

And our council won't post them out because you have to hand your old plate back in courtesy of a few Peterborough based drivers that were letting relatives use them on unlicensed vehicles. :roll:

we also have to do badge renewals at an appointment with the council :wink:

So at a very minimum that's 4 times over a 3 year period


wow, 4? really?


:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


How do you cope with that many visits?

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If you have a plate ready to be collected and the expired one on your car you have "continuity" and can hanh back to fetch it

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