Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • everypennyhelpss
    • By everypennyhelpss 9th Feb 18, 4:35 PM
    • 3Posts
    • 0Thanks
    everypennyhelpss
    Received fine too late
    • #1
    • 9th Feb 18, 4:35 PM
    Received fine too late 9th Feb 18 at 4:35 PM
    Hi guys, thanks for reading

    I received a penalty charge notice from Ealing council by post today. Upon reading the letter I noticed the contravention occurred on the 14th of Jan but the date of notice was 26th. This means the 14 day period of writing an appeal and if rejected, being able to pay the discounted amount has ended.

    I really want to appeal the fine because I believe I have a case. But knowing how easily councils have rejected my appeals in the past, Iím considering paying. But the discounted amount is 55 in comparison to 130 quid if I pay today.

    I donít know why Iíve received this letter almost 3 weeks after it was dated, but have I got a leg to stand on here? Or should I just pay the 130? Seems ridiculous to me seeing as I should have 14 days from when I receive it.

    Thanks for your help in advance!
Page 1
    • everypennyhelpss
    • By everypennyhelpss 9th Feb 18, 5:31 PM
    • 3 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    everypennyhelpss
    • #2
    • 9th Feb 18, 5:31 PM
    • #2
    • 9th Feb 18, 5:31 PM
    Also wondering whether it!!!8217;s worth just calling them tomorrow and informing them I received the letter outside of the 14 day discounted period and to give me another 14 days?
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 9th Feb 18, 7:04 PM
    • 16,664 Posts
    • 26,071 Thanks
    Umkomaas
    • #3
    • 9th Feb 18, 7:04 PM
    • #3
    • 9th Feb 18, 7:04 PM
    As we tend to major on private parking tickets here, PePiPoo will be your best bet for council tickets. Register there (but please note that a hotmail address won't work) and post a new thread; here's your link:

    http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?act=SF&s=&f=30

    Have a read through some of the other threads there before you post your own to get the hang of what information they need from you in your opening post - but as a minimum you will need to post redacted photos/scans of all correspondence you've received from the council (both sides, if appropriate) as they need to see all the small print.

    PePiPoo has an excellent success record in dealing with council tickets.

    HTH
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

202Posts Today

1,492Users online

Martin's Twitter