The Parking Prankster has received an email from the MoneySavingExpert team explaining that they have removed Jonathan Langham's name from post #15 in this thread on MoneySavingExpert.
The Prankster has no problem with this; he respects the work the forum team do, and that the forum has rules which ask that names not be identified. He will try to remember not to name names from now on, on MoneySavingExpert, although of course on The Parking Prankster blog and website The Prankster has full editorial control and can mention Jonathan Langham's name whenever it is relevant and in the public interest.
He does find it a little strange that the forum team have not removed Jonathan Langham's name from the quote in post #17.
He is also mentioned in post #9, along with a large number of other ParkingEye employees.
A large number of other posts in the thread also mention ParkingEye employee names.
Perhaps the forum team are intending to redact all these, but are just working through a backlog of editing requests from ParkingEye, Hill Dickinson, or some other body.
Of course, there is another possible explanation; it might be Jonathan Langham himself who asked for his name to be redacted. Jonathan Langham confirmed in a telephone call this week that he is leaving ParkingEye. The Prankster wishes him well in his new job. It may be that he finds it slightly embarrassing that his name comes up confirming his porky pies as #4 in Google searches.
That reminds The Prankster. He did write a follow up, 'Is Jonathan Langham of ParkingEye a reliable witness, Part 2', which he forgot to post. He will have to address that at some point.
Anyway, back to Jonathan Langham leaving ParkingEye...
The Prankster would not want to get in the way of any ParkingEye employee who wishes to leave ParkingEye for pastures anew. If any ParkingEye employee is thinking of leaving, or has already left, they can email The Prankster personally to confirm this, giving links to blog entries where their name appears, and the Prankster will do his best to replace them with generic job titles as soon as possible. ParkingEye employees can contact The Prankster at firstname.lastname@example.org, safe in the knowledge he will not inform ParkingEye they are planning to leave.
So for instance, if Alex Cooke, chief enforcer of ParkingEye, found that the public knowledge of his refusal to cancel the parking charge for an 89 year veteran was not helping a career move, the Prankster could helpfully redact his name. Similarly, if Shona Hegarty, Operations Co-ordinator, found the posts detailing car parks where the cameras did not cover all entrances and exits were an embarrassment, The Prankster could leap into action to help any forthcoming career move.
The Parking Prankster