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Parking Ticket Appeals guide discussion

edited 6 February 2013 at 1:46PM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
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  • UmkomaasUmkomaas Forumite
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    Are these council penalty charge notices? If so you need to get over to PePiPoo:

    As we tend to major on private parking tickets here, PePiPoo will be your best bet for council tickets. 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 photos/scans of all correspondence you've received from the council (both sides, if appropriate).

    If they are private parking charge notices, we can help - BUT - you must start a new thread of your own, not jump on to another one, as advice can become confused and could be costly to you and/or the OP.
    Please note, we are not a legal advice forum. I personally don't get involved in critiquing court case Defences/Witness Statements, so unable to help on that front. Please don't ask. .
    I provide only my personal opinion, it is not a legal opinion, it is simply a personal one. I am not a lawyer.
    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.
  • Hi there

    I recently came back to me car and found a penalty parking notice. I had parked in a disabled spot because there were no spaces left in the car park and about 20 free disabled spaces. I ran into the station to ask what I should do & where I should leave my car and they said to leave it where I had parked. I left it there and returned to my car a few hours later to find a PCN on my screen from Northern Rail. I'm not sure if I can appeal - any ideas? The charge is for £50 which does not seem
    a realistic estimate of their loss! Thanks!
  • g0wfvg0wfv Forumite
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    Kerry ...

    You will need to start a new thread - forum policy - one thread, one case - it saves on confusion!

    Before that though, have a read the newbies thread which will answer many, if not all of your questions.

    You will also need to include more detail such as ...

    * Where did this happen?

    * Did Northern Rail actually issue the ticket or did a private company issue it on their behalf?

    * Is it really a penalty charge notice, or a parking charge notice?

    * Does the ticket mention Byelaws or the Protection of Freedom Act 2012?
  • pogofishpogofish Forumite
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    Hi there

    I recently came back to me car and found a penalty parking notice. I had parked in a disabled spot because there were no spaces left in the car park and about 20 free disabled spaces. I ran into the station to ask what I should do & where I should leave my car and they said to leave it where I had parked. I left it there and returned to my car a few hours later to find a PCN on my screen from Northern Rail. I'm not sure if I can appeal - any ideas? The charge is for £50 which does not seem
    a realistic estimate of their loss! Thanks!

    This is an article discussion thread from 2008! - Not a help thread.

    Please do as you agreed, read the stickies and start your own thread. That way you get sensible and individual help.
  • hi please can someone help me, my husband has received a letter from a company called excel parking stating that he was parked in a carpark to long in Birmingham, we live in Northampton and have not been to Birmingham? we sent this info back and also sent them his time sheet for the day with a letter from my husbands boss, we also reported this to the police as they had a photo of a car with our number plate. they replied to this saying that wasn't enough evidence and wanted a crime number again we go one from the police and now yesterday received yet another letter say that this isn't the right number and that they need more evidence, the photo of the car was black and white the number plate was plain where ours has GB on it, we also have a sticker in the window which isn't in the photo but again they say they want the money,
    can anyone suggest what I should do next please as I am scared that they will send in the bailiffs.


    many thanks
  • UmkomaasUmkomaas Forumite
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    tina_b wrote: »
    hi please can someone help me, my husband has received a letter from a company called excel parking stating that he was parked in a carpark to long in Birmingham, we live in Northampton and have not been to Birmingham? we sent this info back and also sent them his time sheet for the day with a letter from my husbands boss, we also reported this to the police as they had a photo of a car with our number plate. they replied to this saying that wasn't enough evidence and wanted a crime number again we go one from the police and now yesterday received yet another letter say that this isn't the right number and that they need more evidence, the photo of the car was black and white the number plate was plain where ours has GB on it, we also have a sticker in the window which isn't in the photo but again they say they want the money,
    can anyone suggest what I should do next please as I am scared that they will send in the bailiffs.


    many thanks

    Please read the post immediately above yours, which will tell you exactly how to start dealing with this and to get the help you'll need from this forum.
    Please note, we are not a legal advice forum. I personally don't get involved in critiquing court case Defences/Witness Statements, so unable to help on that front. Please don't ask. .
    I provide only my personal opinion, it is not a legal opinion, it is simply a personal one. I am not a lawyer.
    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.
  • edited 15 October 2015 at 10:29AM
    The_DeepThe_Deep Forumite
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    edited 15 October 2015 at 10:29AM
    Tina, why are you jumping through this disreputable company's hoops? If it is not your car, it is not your car. They cannot send in the bailiffs without spending a great deal of money, and only after they have persuaded a judge that you are lying.

    You have done all, (more), than you need to. You can safely tell them to go forth and multiply.

    What you can do to make life difficult for them is to write to your local Trading Standards Department complaining that the are harassing you, copying it to the BPA. your MP, the local paper, and the Police.

    These companies are a menace, they specialise in bullying the old. the vulnerable, and the stupid, some, (most), also are crooks.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11858473/Parking-firm-UKPC-admits-faking-tickets-to-fine-drivers.html

    If you need further assistance, please start a new thread.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
  • Hi guys

    I received a pcn from Hounslow council for parking outside a boundary - my front wheels were outside the line. I have had my appeal on the basis of medical grounds rejected (I am diabetic and had low sugars so needed to park up and treat). Whilst I did actually pay for the space the appeal rejection letter stated 'regardless of paying or not' being outside the boundary was a big no no. I will pay the £30 reduced cost but I am thinking then that the money I originally paid for the parking space should be returned.

    Do you think I could have a chance of getting a refund on the money I paid (it would be a good £15 or so) through the small claims route back as effectively I paid for something I didn't actually receive.
  • UmkomaasUmkomaas Forumite
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    As we tend to major on private parking tickets here, PePiPoo will be your best bet for council tickets. 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.

    You might also like to read this article which contains links to a DIY robot to appeal council tickets. Many have apparently used this to very good effect.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/joshua-browder-saves-motorists-2-million-with-parking-appeal-website-2015-12

    HTH
    Please note, we are not a legal advice forum. I personally don't get involved in critiquing court case Defences/Witness Statements, so unable to help on that front. Please don't ask. .
    I provide only my personal opinion, it is not a legal opinion, it is simply a personal one. I am not a lawyer.
    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.
  • edited 8 June 2016 at 6:09PM
    funkylittlecatfunkylittlecat Forumite
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    I received a ticket for parking in Sheffield in a 'no stopping' zone, while taking a class at a jewellery studio. I went out at lunchtime to find the ticket, and returning to class the tutor advised me to appeal it as the no stopping signs were not level on either side of the street. Thus on the left I was well behind the sign, and on the right I wasn't, and there was also a streetlight and overhanging building to the right so I didn't notice it. I argued with the police issued notice, that we conform to highway codes signs to the left and that I was well back from the junction and behind the sign. The ticket was then dropped, after I sent a number of evidentiary photos to support my case. Though the reasons they gave me were bunkum and waffle, I was relieved anyway. Hurrah for common sense :T
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