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Northamptonshire County parking Windscreen PCN - Parking ticket blew off dashboard


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I parked my car on 27th May at 20:28 Purchased a parking ticket and displayed it on my dashboard. Returned to the car at 21:55 to find a PCN stick on my windscreen.

 

The Notice state the following ‘ Enforcement officer XXXX had reason to believe that the following contravention had occurred and that a penalty charge is now payable:

Contravention: Code: 83

Parked in a car park without clearly displaying a valid pay & display ticket or voucher or parking clock.

Time of contravention: 20:39

 

On further checking, I noticed the ticket had been blew off the dashboard and on the driver’s seat!

 

I do have the original ticket. And have not appealed or done anything yet.

 

Would be grateful for your views & informed advice, please.

 

Thanks in advance

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Hello there.

 

Is this a penalty charge notice from the local authority please? If so, we'll need to move you to the local authority parking forum.

 

HB

Illegitimi non carborundum

 

 

 

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appeal and enclose a copy of the ticket and that it had blown off

 

 

dx

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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Yeah, exactly that. Keep the original ticket, but copy both sides for the council and clearly explain what happened. They might give you a discretionary cancel.

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was the ticket readable on the seat or was it face down? If readable there is a bit more of an argument about no contravention as tickets blown off dash landing face down has been decided at the parking tribunal. Councils vary in how they approach this though so a bit of luck involved in the outcome of your appeal.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I contacted Northamptonshire County Council with the document as advised by the various experienced member here.

 

 

After 3 weeks, I have today received their reply:

 

"After carefully considering your challenge,

I am pleased to inform you that on this occassion the notice has been withdrawn as a gesture of goodwill

 

 

but should remind you that it is the drivers responsibility to ensure that a valid pay and display ticket is clearly displayed at all times."

 

So, finally a bit of humane goodwill and a successful challenge !!

 

Many thanks to everybody here..

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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I do have the original ticket. And have not appealed or done anything yet.

 

It happened to me once, wafted onto the floor, I appealed & wrote a brief description of what happened, it was accepted & they canceled the ticket, I sent a photo copy of the ticket

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