Parking Ticket Issues any advice ?

#1
I got a parking ticket for parking outside my house that had a resident parking permit scheme and I got ticketted for not displaying a Permit, they want me to pay £30 for parking outside my house, I have appealed by letter and photocopied my Vehicle Registration Docs and Resident permit, Council Tax letter with my address on it, sent it off with the bottom counterpart of the Ticket, trouble was there is only two options on it, I will pay the fine or go to Court, no this "ticket has been incorrectly issued", in spite of my explaining that I live here and its my road and there is no parking problems whatsover.

There has been no enforcements for years and since this happened the resident parking scheme is now unpopular with the residents, I have fired off a letter to the council and they have said that they will consult the residents if they want to keep it in January when the Current Permits run out.

I have today received a letter that paperwork will be submitted to go to Court and will be getting a summons soon.....unless I pay up £30 and it will be cancelled.



doesn't feel right, I now face the prospect of going to court over a minor traffic offence and getting fined plus costs, just for the right to park outside my house.

any advice chaps
 
#2
It's too late now, but all you had to do was to phone the police and say that someone had stolen your number plates.

So it wasn't your car that got the ticket, but was in fact the number plate thief's.

How much does a new set of number plates cost?

T_T
 
#3
Tartan_Terrier said:
It's too late now, but all you had to do was to phone the police and say that someone had stolen your number plates.

So it wasn't your car that got the ticket, but was in fact the number plate thief's.

How much does a new set of number plates cost?

T_T
Location is noted on the ticket.

This loophole is a nice earner, "failure to display" is hard to prove and harder to fight.


I feel your pain...I have to pay mine for work when another dept get theirs paid!!!

£240 so far this year...........
 
#4
datumhead said:
Tartan_Terrier said:
It's too late now, but all you had to do was to phone the police and say that someone had stolen your number plates.

So it wasn't your car that got the ticket, but was in fact the number plate thief's.

How much does a new set of number plates cost?

T_T
Location is noted on the ticket.

This loophole is a nice earner, "failure to display" is hard to prove and harder to fight.


I feel your pain...I have to pay mine for work when another dept get theirs paid!!!

£240 so far this year...........
I know location is noted on the ticket, but how can they prove that the car was actually his, just because it's parked outside his house doesn't mean it's his.


T_T
 
#5
mm so it is a non starter ? it feels like I am being screwed for parking outside my house, Dunno If the magistrate would be sympathtic about how silly it is.
 
#6
In this day and age, and because of all the disputes over the tickets they take a digital picture.

Chum, you're stumped. Pay the money and let it go at that. Otherwise, it will double in a couple of weeks. If you go to court, you will pay more.

Yeah, tell me about it.
 
#7
JoseyWales said:
In this day and age, and because of all the disputes over the tickets they take a digital picture. Chum, you're stumped. Pay the money and let it go at that. Otherwise, it will double in a couple of weeks. If you go to court, you will pay more.

Yeah, tell me about it.
Yet if you are to fight a traffic offence you MUST use film, for fear of tampering with the image. :roll:

goes off muttering about "one rule for them".....
 
#10
Hi

I also got a parking ticket in similar circumstances however I was fortunate enough to catch the devious warden in the act. I simply took my camera enabled mobile phone from my pocket and proceded to take various photos of the scene and the location of my bike.
All in all the council wanted me to pay the fine, I declined.....The next option is for the council to approach a 3rd party to deal with the case, they dont like this option as it costs them money and so does each letter they send you. Outcome a letter stating the charge of £60 had been dropped. Some wardens carry digi cameras to back up there devious methods, if you know that he did not take any pictures maybe a slight reinactment maybe in order. Hope it helps
 
#11
semper said:
I got a parking ticket for parking outside my house that had a resident parking permit scheme and I got ticketted for not displaying a Permit, they want me to pay £30 for parking outside my house, I have appealed by letter and photocopied my Vehicle Registration Docs and Resident permit, Council Tax letter with my address on it, sent it off with the bottom counterpart of the Ticket, trouble was there is only two options on it, I will pay the fine or go to Court, no this "ticket has been incorrectly issued", in spite of my explaining that I live here and its my road and there is no parking problems whatsover.

There has been no enforcements for years and since this happened the resident parking scheme is now unpopular with the residents, I have fired off a letter to the council and they have said that they will consult the residents if they want to keep it in January when the Current Permits run out.

I have today received a letter that paperwork will be submitted to go to Court and will be getting a summons soon.....unless I pay up £30 and it will be cancelled.



doesn't feel right, I now face the prospect of going to court over a minor traffic offence and getting fined plus costs, just for the right to park outside my house.

any advice chaps
I am forever forgetting to display my parking ticket ,Although i sent in mitigating circumstances that i am dyslexic and yes i did get away with it .
 
#12
Unfortunately "Not displaying" is the offence and you seem to have admitted that you didn't display. The cheapest way for you is to stump up the £30 and make sure you always display in future. You'd be rightly annoyed if people without permits were parking in front of your house and the parking wardens did nothing.
 
B

Biscuits_AB

Guest
#13
semper said:
I got a parking ticket for parking outside my house that had a resident parking permit scheme and I got ticketted for not displaying a Permit, they want me to pay £30 for parking outside my house, I have appealed by letter and photocopied my Vehicle Registration Docs and Resident permit, Council Tax letter with my address on it, sent it off with the bottom counterpart of the Ticket, trouble was there is only two options on it, I will pay the fine or go to Court, no this "ticket has been incorrectly issued", in spite of my explaining that I live here and its my road and there is no parking problems whatsover.

There has been no enforcements for years and since this happened the resident parking scheme is now unpopular with the residents, I have fired off a letter to the council and they have said that they will consult the residents if they want to keep it in January when the Current Permits run out.

I have today received a letter that paperwork will be submitted to go to Court and will be getting a summons soon.....unless I pay up £30 and it will be cancelled.



doesn't feel right, I now face the prospect of going to court over a minor traffic offence and getting fined plus costs, just for the right to park outside my house.

any advice chaps
:lol: :lol: :lol: F*cking brilliant, couldn't happen to a better person. I hope you get well and truly f*cked over :lol: :lol: :lol:

(PS. You're in the Cadets aren't you?)
 
#14
Check to see whether the PCN is valid. There are many holes that councils fall into when using this type of document. You may get lucky.

Also check if the parking bay is legal here
 
#15
Shit out i think, the charge is failing to display, as others have noted, you failed to display.
Pay the fine, take it on the chin and display when you park next time.

You could try to fight it, but that way lies more money.
 
#16
mmm It is quite annoying, the road is marked for Residents only, of course I would be annoyed if somebody parked in front of my house, the PCSO should have used his common sense and checked if that car belonged to the resident via PNC, there has been no enforcement since the scheme started 10 years ago, this has caused a stink in my street and we want the scheme to be scrapped as it was of no benefit to the residents, it is a one sided Terraced street, so we can park on the opposite side if we wanted to, which has no restriction at all, some of the residents work office hours and could not go to the local office to collect the Permit, the information they wanted was very intrusive, they wanted to see my Insurance Document, V5, Council Tax bill, I have written to the central Ticket Office to explain that I am a resident and have right to park outside my house, they still sent me a final letter to pay or go to Court, since this happened I have started a campaign to scrap the residental parking scheme, the Council has written back saying when the current permit expires, we will be asked if we want to retain the Resident parking scheme, It was instated without objections due to apathy, now I don't think so ! I will be reminding them in January, I would prefer it was scrapped now, particularly when the neighouring street don't have any such schemes.


again it seemed another case of the Innocent getting clobbered and the criminals getting off Scot free, a Classic case of the Law/By-Laws being applied against the Original intention it was set up for, and you wonder why support for the Police and PCSO in general is rock bottom.

The Law is an ASS
 
#17
Did anyone else in your street get fined?
Whether you wanted the enforcement or not, and just because it hasnt been enforced for a while make no difference, on the day they checked, you were not compliant with the law, and got hit for it.
They might let you off because you are a resident, but if you dont display your pass, its not up the enforcer to check through pnc every single one, its for you to put the pass in your window.
 
#18
quite a few got fined, hence the stink, we are telling the council to scrap it.

looks like Im going to have to pay , posting it today and I am also asking the clerk to send me a receipt and see if I can claim it back, even if I didn't get it back, I will at least make the clerk work for his/her money.
 
#19
semper said:
mmm It is quite annoying, the road is marked for Residents only, of course I would be annoyed if somebody parked in front of my house, the PCSO should have used his common sense and checked if that car belonged to the resident via PNC, there has been no enforcement since the scheme started 10 years ago, this has caused a stink in my street and we want the scheme to be scrapped as it was of no benefit to the residents, it is a one sided Terraced street, so we can park on the opposite side if we wanted to, which has no restriction at all, some of the residents work office hours and could not go to the local office to collect the Permit, the information they wanted was very intrusive, they wanted to see my Insurance Document, V5, Council Tax bill, I have written to the central Ticket Office to explain that I am a resident and have right to park outside my house, they still sent me a final letter to pay or go to Court, since this happened I have started a campaign to scrap the residental parking scheme, the Council has written back saying when the current permit expires, we will be asked if we want to retain the Resident parking scheme, It was instated without objections due to apathy, now I don't think so ! I will be reminding them in January, I would prefer it was scrapped now, particularly when the neighouring street don't have any such schemes.
And perhaps you could have used yours and displayed the permit?

Six of one, half a dozen of another.
 
#20
Tartan_Terrier said:
datumhead said:
Tartan_Terrier said:
It's too late now, but all you had to do was to phone the police and say that someone had stolen your number plates.

So it wasn't your car that got the ticket, but was in fact the number plate thief's.

How much does a new set of number plates cost?

T_T
Location is noted on the ticket.

This loophole is a nice earner, "failure to display" is hard to prove and harder to fight.


I feel your pain...I have to pay mine for work when another dept get theirs paid!!!

£240 so far this year...........
I know location is noted on the ticket, but how can they prove that the car was actually his, just because it's parked outside his house doesn't mean it's his.


T_T
They also take a photo with a digital camera noting distinguishing marks, and signage. Hard to prove its not your vehicle.

Also FAILURE TO DISPLAY is exactly what it says.

Personally i always pay my tickets asap to get the reduced rate normally half price. I work in the Islington, Harrow, Camden areas and the traffic wardens are rife in those areas. I average 3 tickets a month despite having a certain dispensation.
 

Similar threads


New Posts

Latest Threads

Top