Thanks for the reply. Think I'll bite the bullet and reluctantly pay. It was a genuine mistake and I feel hard done by. Appreciate the sign was there but I never looked up at it, the road markings are terrible. £35.00 life lesson!
I received a ticket for parking in a disabled bay. The markings we so bad I honestly didn't notice it was a restricted bay. The warden even said he'd appeal which I did. The reply from the council acknowledges that the bay markings 'are not in the best condition'. Is there rules about the road marking and their condition which would give me grounds to appeal