Marc Gander - The Consumer Survival Handbook

A 220 page introduction to all things consumer related by our own BankFodder.

Includes energy companies, mobile phone providers, retailers, banks, insurance companies,debt collection agencies, reclaim companies, secondhand car sellers, cowboy garages, cowboy builders and all the rest who put their own profits before you.


Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide

An excellent guide for the layperson in how to use the County Court - a must if you are intending to start a claim.

£19.99 + £1.50 (P&P)

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Basic Account Holder
    Do you record your calls?
    You'll regret it if you don't.
    th3joker Novitiate

    Follow Real_CAG on Twitter
    Cagger since : Sep 2006
    Posts : 41 (0.01 post per day)

    Default Parking Fine - In Disabled Bay Badge Expired


    I got a parking ticket in a council run car park where you have to pay to park even when displaying disabled badges.

    I bought a parking ticket and displayed it next to my disabled badges.

    When I returned 30 minutes later there was a ticket on the car, I thought this must be a mistake as I could see both the ticket and badge quite clearly through the screen.

    When I checked the "Excess Charge Notice" it said that the car was parked in a space for disabled without displaying a valid blue badge.

    I checked the blue badge and it had in fact expired on the 31st May this year. Apparently they don't send out reminders when they are due.

    I have brain damage and really bad memory so clearly forgot to renew the badge. I've since renewed it this week.

    I sent a nicely worded appeal via email to the council who rejected it. I've sent another one with the new badge on so they know I'm genuinely allowed one.

    Where we previously lived the local council got to know me quite well as I forgot to display my badge quite frequently. They where always understanding and rescinded the tickets.

    This local council however are one of the few in the country who actually charge disabled people to park. They are well know for being difficult.

    Since I actually paid for the parking but used a Disabled bay with my unknowingly expired badge where do I stand legally. Is there anything else I can do to get them to reconsider.

    Will they take me to court or is there an independent appeals process before that, would I stand any chance in court or at appeal?

    Many thanks for any help/advice.

  2. #2
    Platinum Account Holder
    Help the CAG!!
    Make a donation
    green_and_mean Authoritative green_and_mean Authoritative green_and_mean Authoritative green_and_mean Authoritative green_and_mean Authoritative green_and_mean Authoritative green_and_mean Authoritative green_and_mean Authoritative green_and_mean's Avatar

    Follow Real_CAG on Twitter
    Cagger since : Jul 2007
    Posts : 8,512 (2.13 post per day)

    Default Re: Parking Fine - In Disabled Bay Badge Expired

    If its an excess charge rather than a penalty charge you have had your opportunity to appeal. If you don't pay you will get taken to Magistrates court for non payment and you can argue your case there.

Reclaim the Right Ltd. - reg.05783665 in the UK reg. office:- 923 Finchley Road London NW11 7PE
We use cookies to personalise content and ads and to provide social media features. We also share information about your use of our site with our advertising and analytics partners. See details