Preston has no intention of introducing a congestion charge – as the latest fake news warning is issued.Advertisement
A post on Facebook claimed a £10.50 daily charge was going to be introduced between 7am and 6pm on weekdays.
Preston City Council has moved to rubbish the claim saying ‘there are no plans to introduce a congestion charge in Preston’.
The city council posted a screengrab of the Facebook post on the City of Preston page with ‘FAKE NEWS’ written over it.
We've been made aware of a fake news story circulating on FB this week. There are no plans to introduce a congestion charge in #Preston. pic.twitter.com/YmMIrNcb58
— Preston City Council (@prestoncouncil) October 20, 2017
Preston city council leader councillor Peter Rankin joined the criticism – but added the cryptic: “Interesting concept. But totally untrue in the near future.”
Interesting concept. But totally untrue in the near future. #congestion https://t.co/LyCt3wg3G0
— Peter Rankin (@pcc_leader) October 20, 2017
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It follows fake warnings about cyclists being banned from the Guild Wheel and the city potentially hosting a nudist bike ride.