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Hi everyone,



I'm new to the forums.



On Sunday 30th July I attended my baby nephews baptism and celebration, which was in the town centre. There is nowhere for disabled drivers to park near the venue so I parked on a single yellow line, which I believed I was allowed to do for 3 hours. I left the car at 12.56pm by the clock in the car and set the timer for the blue badge at literally just before 1.00pm.



One of my family went to move the car for me at 3.45pm and found a PCN stuck on the window screen. The contravention on the ticket says, "Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/unloading restrictions are in force."



The thing that annoyed me most is that the Traffic Enforcement Officer must have seen me leave the car as the ticket was issued within seconds - apparently observed between 12.54pm and 12.55pm.



I have viewed the images....the blue badge can be clearly seen on the dashboard but looking at the image showing the timer it is difficult to see that the arrow is set to just before 1.00 because of the angle it has been taken from. What annoys me is that the TEO has taken a close-up of the badge but not the timer....that has been left out of the picture.



I had three other people in the car with me who can all verify the time we left the car.



Any advice on how to deal with this would be much appreciated.



Thank you

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Since there is no real observation time, my guess is there was a loading ban in place, so you aren't entitled to park there even with a blue badge.


What I would do before you appeal is phone the council and ask them to confirm what the reason was. It could be one of a number of things, but if you can just find out why the PCN was issued, you'll know where to go with the appeal.

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