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Hello there,

 

if anybody can give me some advice on this matter it'd be much appreciated.

 

I received a PCN outside my local Job Centre. Admittedly there was a single yellow line there and, it turns out, a small yellow sign saying something about parking restrictions (I believe that it had a small no waiting sign within it, with the words Mon - Sat, 8:00am -6:00pm).

 

I had gone in to sign for Job Seeker's Allowance and when I got back outside the two parking attendants were busy ticketing other cars parked (likely other JobCentre users). I actually recognised one of them from school and asked if there was anything that could be done. He said that it had already gone through and that I should appeal it and show evidence that I was visiting the Job Centre at that time, which I fully intend to do.

 

There was a pay and display carpark near by, but was really quite skint - I get less than £130 per fortnight and I only use the car because the busses are a rip-off - and there several other cars using the street directly outside the JobCentre too.

 

To me it seems like the council, rather than allowing people to park for free there for short periods, are waiting for people to turn up so that they can ticket them, something which I think is a bit unethical.

 

If you have read this do you think that I have any grounds here?

 

It might also be worth mentioning that all the details on the PCN are correct.

 

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Can we see the ticket?

 

Don't see how being at the job centre would be relevant. Unless you were unloading some heavy/delicate/valuable items?

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Alas, Al27, there were no items being loaded/unloaded. The relevance, I think, is that there isn't sufficient on-street parking provided outside of a busy job centre. After considering your reply for a short while I have to conceed that this argument is probably clutching at straws. It doesn't mean that it doesn't stink though.

 

I hope that the ticket has managed to upload correctly.

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Pic is too small. Put the PCN on tinypics or some other free-to-use picture site, then post the link here

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