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Wheel clamping law change

Cowboy wheel clampers will be outlawed from clamping vehicles on private land from today as new legislation comes into place. The Protection of Freedoms Act makes it a criminal offence to clamp on private land.

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Sussex Transport Minister backs changes

The Government has agreed on an independent appeals service funded by the British Parking Association (BPA) that will allow motorists to appeal against a parking charge issued on private land by a BPA's approved operator. Local Transport Minister and the MP for Lewes in Sussex, Norman Baker said:

"These new parking arrangements deliver a fairer legal framework for motorists and landowners, while getting ridof the indiscriminate clamping and towing by private companies for good."

– Norman Baker MP, Transport Minister

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