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Have the flu-should I appeal.

Hi there,

Been reading up on this a lot and thought I would try and get as much help as possible

I have got parking tickets before and payed them promptly, but this time I feel like I have valid grounds to appeal.

I have swine flu at the moment and I am pretty much confined to my room. Outside my house (in Clapham, London) there is a 2hour parking restriction (10-12) and I got the parking ticket at 10.03. My house mate saw it when he got back and gave it to me.

Are lambeth council likely to accept this as valid grounds? Please help!!!

THanks in advance.

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  • Also, the parking attendant didnt stick the fine to the screen, they simply put it under the window wiper! Is there a rule where they have to stick it? Otherwise it could have blown away with the wind/got taken off by a passer by!?

    What is the situation if either of the above had happenend?

    Cheers
  • flyingscotno1flyingscotno1 Forumite
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    Also, the parking attendant didnt stick the fine to the screen, they simply put it under the window wiper! Is there a rule where they have to stick it? Otherwise it could have blown away with the wind/got taken off by a passer by!?

    What is the situation if either of the above had happenend?

    Cheers

    It is an offence for a passer-by to remove a parking ticket.

    In the end, appeal it and see what they say, but they can still argue it was somewhere it shouldn't have been at that time!
  • anewmananewman Forumite
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    It is an offence for a passer-by to remove a parking ticket.
    How would they know who removed it?!

    If the swine flu is that serious you can't move the car, then I am sure it will stay in the same place getting a big handful of em and eventually be towed away.
  • edited 29 July 2009 at 9:34AM
    king100king100 Forumite
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    edited 29 July 2009 at 9:34AM
    anewman wrote: »
    How would they know who removed it?!

    For the sake of a say £50 fine, Im sure the council would justify the use of CCTV to trawl through hours of footage to fine the person who removed it, then use private investigators to trawl through mug shots just incase they have a criminal record to find out who. If this fails they might use satelite imagiary to pin point the person and then follow them for the rest of the day until they returned home.

    All at the expense of the taxpayer for a £50 fine.

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:


    You can always try but would have proof that you have swine flu and was unable to move.
    I all have learnt is from others on many sites.
    Seek legal help if unsure.
    Dont pay Private Parking tickets - they are mere invoices.

    PRESS THANKS
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