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This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Not So Fast Councillor

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is, according to a report:
"to start issuing ASBOs to car clampers amid fears that they are damaging the area's reputation as a tourist destination".

Just a minute matey. I have strong views on clampers, as regular readers will know, but get one thing straight - the Council cannot 'issue' ASBOs to anyone. They may however apply (that's a legal word that means 'ask nicely') to a court, backing up the application with some evidence. The Council asks, and the court decides. Simples.