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Hi guys,


Great site.


I wondered if anyone can help me? I got caught by a camera parking in a bay in a bus lane in Haringey.


I appealed against the fine (I won't bore you with the details as it's probably not relevent to my query). The appeal was acknowledged but I didn't receive a response. The next piece of correspondence I received was a notice telling me my fine had increased since I failed to pay the original amount. I got this well over 2 months after my initial appeal.


I rang Haringey and spoke to a lady there, who informed me that a response to my appeal was sent about a month after they received it and that the appeal was rejected. They have since sent me a copy.


I understand that the council has 56 days to respond to my appeal but I didn't actually recieve anything from them within this time (I assume they would claim it was lost in the post).


Can anyone tell me where I stand legally on this? Do they have to prove that the informal rejection was sent?


Thanks very much,



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Hi guys,


Further developements on this.


I decided I was just going to pay the fine at the reduced rate of £60. They've refused to let me do this as they say they gave me the option of paying at the reduced rate over the phone.


I initially rang up to the tell them I'd not received the informal rejection and at that point they gave me the option of paying at the reduced rate. I refused to do this naturally as I didn't want to pay the fine without having seen the rejection letter. After some to-ing and fro-ing they agreed to send me a copy of the letter on the basis that I could pay at the reduced rate if I agreed with the findings of the rejection.


Having rang up today they say that they never agreed this as "it's not on the system" and I have to pay the full amount of £120. This is driving me mad. Where do I go from here? I simply just want to pay the £60 and forget about it.


Thanks in advance. I will certainly be making a donation to the site regardless of the outcome of my case.



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Unless you have the offer of the discount in writing since the enforcement notice stage has been reached you have missed the £60 period. The only possible option would have been to fill in a statutary declaration to state you appealed formally but didn't get a reply but as I don't think this applies here it is not applicable to you.

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Wow. How depressing.



How on earth are normal people meant to know this sort of thing. I would have obviously paid the fine whilst I had the chance had I been told there was no chance of paying at the discounted rate once I had actually received the rejection.


Thanks for your help. I've donated to the site.

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