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Received a PCN this morning - Thank you Guildford Borough Council!

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Good Morning. This is my first post on the CAG forum. Hello everyone and thank you in advance for any help.


Last night I parked my car on my normal road near my flat in Guildford. Unfortunately I had to park on double yellows as every space in the Zone B area (consists of about 3 roads) were completely full.

I arrived at my car just before 08:30 thinking that the Parking Army would not turn up until after 0830 (the normal parking controlling hours), unfortunately they obviously had nothing better to do than patrol the streets of Guildford at 07:21. As they say, 'the early bird catches the worm', or in my case the Parking Army unfairly fine the unsuspecting individual... at 07:21.


I don't normally park on the double yellows but there were insufficient parking spaces. Granted, if i had actually slept in my car overnight i could have avoided this scenario but alas, the Parking Army struck with almighty force and thrust a yellow PCN upon the windscreen of my Mini... [insert obscenity]!!


How do I proceed?



Contravention Code - 01

Charge - £70 (or £35 if payed within 14 days... How kind!)


Many thanks

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Got to be honest. If the only grounds for cancellation were that you couldn't find a space, then an appeal is bound to fail. You'll need a better line of argument.


Maybe if you post a scan of the PCN (hiding the reg number and PCN number) someone will see a tachnicality with it.

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Double yellows mean "No waiting at any time". It is normal for there to be some exemptions such as alighting and loading but from what you say you cannot lawfully argue them.


Your best two approaches if you wish to challenge are either to find a defect in the PCN or in the Traffic Order that gives the legal force behind the DYLs. You can also frame a challenge in a way that creates the possibility of fouling up and giving further grounds for appeal.


Fundamentally what you have to do is to decide whether you want to put in the time and effort to challenge a £35 discounted penalty and secondly whether to risk the loss of the discount.


Nothing in this post constitutes "advice" which I may not, in any event, be qualified to provide.

The only interpretation permitted on this post (or any others I may have made) is that this is what I would personally consider doing in the circumstances discussed. Each and every reader of this post or any other I may have made must take responsibility for forming their own view and making their own decision.

I receive an unwieldy number of private messages. I am happy to respond to messages posted on open forum but am unable to respond to private messages, seeking advice, when the substance of that message should properly be on the open forum.

Many thanks for your assistance and understanding on this.

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