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Dear All,

 

I've just arrive home after finding a parking ticket on my window! I'm totally fed up as the ticket that i purchased had blown off the dash board.

 

Could anyone advise whether it's worth fighting it! It was issued by the East Herts Council! I've been given 14 days to pay 25 pounds or it will double in price. I wouldn't be as put out as this if we weren't having real financial troubles.. any advise would be hugely appreciated.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Max:-(

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Hi, Welcome to the forums,

 

It's definitely worth making informal representations. The council are supposed to use their discretion. I suggest you write a letter and enclose a copy of the ticket (originals tend to go missing).

 

In your letter state that you had bought a ticket, had affixed it to the windscreen and that on your return to the vehicle you found it on the floor. State that you had paid for parking and returned within the paid for timelimit.

Ask them to use their discretion and cancel the PCN.

 

BTW if you can post a pic of the front and back of the PCN with identifying details obscured - the experts will check for any issues that may give further grounds for appeal.


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Thank you for your advice pin1onu,

 

I will write a letter as you advised with a photo copy of the ticket. What do you think the chance are of them letting me off? So depressing to think I may have to pay half of my earnings today on a ticket that I paid for!

 

Maximus:confused::-(

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I was in the same situation a year or two back, I sent them (recorded delivery) a letter stating I had paid and a photo copy (front and rear) of my valid ticket, and they replied saying that there would be no further action.

 

That was a Leeds council ticket.

 

Good luck!

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Thanks Matt,

 

fingers crossed I have the same luck.

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Please post back when you get a response from the council.


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