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    • SOOBEE
    • By SOOBEE 1st Dec 17, 1:36 PM
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    Was issued ticket 3 minutes before end of day
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    • 1st Dec 17, 1:36 PM
    Was issued ticket 3 minutes before end of day 1st Dec 17 at 1:36 PM

    I parked up on a Saturday evening checked my phone which said 6.59. I assumed at this point I would be ok bearing in mind there was no sign of a warden, and it would take more than a minute to issue a ticket. I crossed the road got some provisions and when I got back noticed I had been given a ticket at 18.57. A delivery driver told me traffic wardens target that area because people don't realise restriction ends at 7pm whereas on the opposite side it ends at 5.30pm. However I did know this, but obviously should have waited.
    I fully accept being fined for wrongdoing, but in my opinion this is petty, and it the fine which is now 130 disproportionate to the offence. Does anyone know of a similar case where someone has won their appeal? I would appreciate some advice.
    Thank you
    Last edited by SOOBEE; 01-12-2017 at 1:40 PM.
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    • Half_way
    • By Half_way 1st Dec 17, 1:46 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 1:46 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 1:46 PM
    Who issued the ticket, and where??
    From the Plain Language Commission:

    "The BPA has surely become one of the most socially dangerous organisations in the UK"
    • Herzlos
    • By Herzlos 1st Dec 17, 2:20 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 2:20 PM
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    Did you get a receipt for the provisions? What was the time on that?

    This wouldn't be the first time a private parking 'warden' has put an incorrect time in to get the commission.
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 1st Dec 17, 3:18 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 3:18 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 3:18 PM
    If this is a legit/council ticket, then get yourself over to the Pepipoo forum for best help/advice. IIRC, some councils do issue a double penalty to people caught in first/last few minutes of any restriction. Mainly Parking and bus lanes I think.

    If its a private parking ticket, start by having a good read of the Newbies Sticky at the top of this forum - which will inform you fully and lay-out your options to challenge/appeal/defend.
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