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Council Parking Fine - But I purchased a ticket!

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  • Council Parking Fine - But I purchased a ticket!

    Hi Beagles,

    Today my wife parked in a council car park, purchased a ticket and went into the library. 2hrs before the ticket was due to expire she received a ticket from the council! Before we write to the council requesting they cancel it, i wanted to get some advice about how best to approach it! There will be video evidence of the ticket being purchased (if they are likely to look into that). There is a possibility that when she went to close the car door the ticket blew off the dashboard, but only because they are no longer the adhesive tickets!!!

    Don't feel that £50 fine is justified when we it was a genuine accident

    Any thoughts charitynjw or would I be wasting my time trying to fight it?


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  • #2
    Just an update to close this down. I wrote the following email to the council and the result was that they let us off the parking ticket.


    Dear Sir or Madam,

    Reg: XXXX XXX

    Enclosed is a copy of the parking permit (for the XXXXXX XXXXX Car Park) that I purchased and displayed for inspection today. It can clearly be seen that I paid the appropriate fee (£2) and that the ticket was valid when the officer inspected my vehicle (2hrs after purchase). Unfortunately, at some point during my absence from the vehicle, the permit somehow became dislodged from where it had been clearly displayed and fell into the foot well. I accept that your officer could not have known this and acted accordingly.

    I understand from the government fairness guidelines that this is a situation where many councils exercise discretion as parking has been paid for, and as this was a simple and honest mistake.

    I promise to be more careful in future about securing the permit on the dashboard and am sure I will not be asking for such discretion again.

    Kind regards,

    This thread can now be closed Kati


    • #3
      Well done Oliver
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