Finchley United Synagogue

Finchley United Synagogue

Up to 120 motorists issued with penalty tickets for parking outside Finchley United Synagogue (Kinloss) have been told they can claim refunds, after Transport for London admitted they had been served incorrectly.

Over-eager traffic wardens issued the fines along Charter Way between November 2014 and April 2015, thinking the road was part of a TfL network of designated arterial routes through the capital, when in fact it isn’t.

A TfL spokesman said: “On-street officers thought Charter Way was part of our network, but it’s not. It may be put in soon, but it isn’t at the moment, so we’re offering refunds to anyone who was issued with a Penalty Charge Notice on Charter Way between those dates.”

It comes after a meeting between Cllr Dean Cohen of Barnet Council’s Environment Committee, representatives of the synagogue and TfL officers.

“I wanted to make sure that this error was rectified and that no residents would lose out,” said Cohen. “Following a productive meeting with TfL officers we were able to secure their commitment to refund those affected. It is now a case of making people aware of the situation and what they need to do to be reimbursed.”