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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,

 

Rob

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What is the 'notice' telling you it has increased an 'enforcement notice' or a 'charge certificate'.

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Thanks for the quick response Green.

 

It's an "Enforcement Notice".

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In that case you only made informal representations to which the council does not have to reply. Formal representations should be made to the Enforcement notice to which you have 28 days to appeal.

 

http://www.parkingandtrafficappeals.gov.uk/buslaneenforcement.htm

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Ok.

 

Thanks very much for your help :)

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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.

 

Rob

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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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