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Hi everyone!

 

(I found two similar threads with a similar problem, but I'd like your advise since my case is slightly different)

 

I parked my scooter on the footpath in front of my flat, which is, say,

"23b ABC Street". This morning I found a PCN. However, it states:

 

Location motor vehicle was seen in: XYZ Street

Location Description: OS 23b

 

(First of all: what does "OS" stand for?)

So the address they wrote is wrong. The street they mention ("XYZ Street") is actually a street nearby. However, according to royalmail website, "23b" does NOT even exists in "XYZ Street" (but "23" does). (Later I will even go and check myself.)

 

Do you think I can appeal? If so, should I just write:

 

"Contravention did not occur, as I have never parked in front of 23b XYZ Street."

 

or:

 

"Contravention did not occur, as "23b XYZ Street" does not exist."

 

Or what else?

 

(Note that my letter will (have to) specify my address, which is "23b ABC Street", so I guess they will understand the mistake they made, because of the "23b" and the fact that those two street are nearby. Does this change things?)

 

Thanks in advance,

Diodorus

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OS = Outside

 

Contravention did not occur as you were not parked where stated. Just tell them so. Be prepared to go to adjudication though.

 

Footway parking may well be a contravention in your area so take care.


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Bernie is right.

 

Contravention did not occur as you were not parked where stated.

 

Don't go into any other other/further explanation.

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Thanks for the fast reply. I am writing this:

 

My Name

23b ABC Street

London

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Penalty Charge Notice number: xxxxxxxx

Date of issue: 14/07/2009

Vehicle registration: xxxxxxx

 

I am writing to formally challenge the above Penalty Charge Notice. On 14/07/2009 my vehicle was issued with a Penalty Charge Notice with code 62 ("Parked with one or more wheels on or over a footpath or any part of a road other than a carriageway"); the stated location where motor vehicle was seen in is "XYZ Street", "OS 23B".

 

However, contravention did not occur as I was not parked where stated.

 

For this reason I look forward to receiving notification that the Penalty Charge Notice has been cancelled within 28 days.

 

Yours sincerely,

My Name

 

Do you think is ok/enough? What can I expect next? What would an adjudication entail? (I am new to the UK.)

 

Thanks again,

Diodorus

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You are writing to challenge.

 

You can't formally challenge until you receive an NtO

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Update: I got a letter saying that due to the officer's error, the PCN has been cancelled. :D

 

Thanks everybody!

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