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  1. I will and thanks again for all the help so far...
  2. Looks like there's a second sign at the opposite end of the street from where I was parked. Don't know whether that's good or bad for me....
  3. Great idea I never thought of that It's Higher Ormond Street, Manchester - I was parked exactly where the red car is, the one in front of the illegally parked blue Corsa!
  4. Yeah I'm not denying I know the restrictions in these bays, but I was under the impression that if the signage doesn't meet the regulations then the parking restrictions are suspended until they do. Am I wrong on that one, assuming there isn't any other signs that is (I don't know if they is yet)?
  5. Not sure if there's another sign or not, I didn't check. I've left uni now until September but I'll get someone to check for me and take some photo's...
  6. I hope you are right about this, although I'd also like to get them to realise their CEO's note taking needs some improvement as well...
  7. Thanks for all your help it is really useful to hear from the 'experts' There a 5 images of the alleged offense, but only 1 image of any signage (the one I posted a link to in the 3rd post) - are you suggesting they might have more? as I said the sign is of less importance to me than the fact that they are wrong in my case - my only interest in the sign is as a back-up in case they stand their ground and won't entertain the fact that the car had been moved. I'm not sure whether it is up to me to prove my innocence or them to prove my guilt - but if it's the former, it might prove pretty difficult to do. I'm going to email them and ask them for more evidence about where the first observation was made, and request any further images they may have. Thanks for all the help so far, I really appreciate it. I will update when I hear back from them...
  8. Well first can I say that this is not my first line of defense, I was asking in case I needed a back-up to my primary defense.... The offense was 'Parked for longer than permitted' but that isn't true! I had moved the car, to the bay where the PCN was issued, from the adjoining street (the 2 bays are less than 50 meters apart) so it appears to me that the enforcement officer has got his/her facts wrong or has deliberately falsified the evidence (does that kind of thing happen?) but how do I prove either? I can see how it might sound as though I am just trying to wriggle out of this penalty, but I do this every day I am at university, well within the 2 hour time limit, and have never had any problems before. I have appealed the ticket by email, but the city council rejected it saying their officer had noted "on their first observation the civil enforcement officer noted the positions of the valves on your vehicle's tyres in their pocket book at 10 and 4. This is standard procedure. On their return, the valves were in the same positions. This is the reason why the civil enforcement officer believed your vehicle had not left the free bay and returned to the same parking place later". In my appeal I never said I'd returned to the same bay, I gave them precise details of where I had been parked and the times I'd been parked in each. Any suggestions what my next step should be? In the Council's letter there is no mention of further appeals, just 3 options that all involving paying the fine - something I don't want to do given that I didn't overstay. Thanks...
  9. Thanks for that, here's the image of the sign
  10. Can anyone tell me if a sticker obscuring part of a parking sign would invalidate the parking restrictions? The image of the sign is part of Manchester City Councils photographic evidence to support a PCN against me, and part of it is clearly covered by a sticker. I would post the image here but I don't have sufficient posts to do that, but there is a sticker over the time period when a driver can return - the bit that says "No Return Within 2 Hours" - although someone has covered over the "2 Hours" with a sticker. Thanks for any help...
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