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Council Parking Charge (PCN) - signs only at the entrance, no other signs on the actual street

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Hi everyone,
I've been charged with a parking ticket from the council in a place where there were no signs whatsoever. Haven't crossed any double lines, no yellow lines, no signs, no machines to pay, nothing.
I have challenged the PCN to the Council and they rejected stating that there are clear signs at the entrance on the street. It was my mistake that I haven't noticed the only sign that was not even in my line of sight and no reminders on the street that it is a resident-only parking street. Please, see it yourself @ https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.8746993,-0.4247964,3a,75y,77.44h,69.13t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCJDwF1bFBP7eiVbtX0vAxw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 My car was parked in the exact same spot where the Blue car is in the street view, in between those 2 vans. If you go behind the black van and go to the left, down the street, you will see there is a sign (I have just seen it recently and they uploaded a photo of it). On the sign that says "Resident parking past this point" going down behind the black van - on the same sign, on its back, it says the same, going upwards.
Are there any other grounds to get this cancelled? Any grounds to re-appeal and get this over with?
NB: I have not seen any photos submitted by the CEO in the parking charge form.
"Thank you for your correspondence received concerning the above Penalty
Charge Notice (PCN). After full consideration of all the circumstances I have
to advise you that we are rejecting your challenge of the Penalty Charge
The reasons for rejection are as follows:
The notes made by the Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) at the time the
Parking Charge Notice (PCN) was issued state clearly that your vehicle was
seen parked in a residents parking zone Russel Rise parked without
displaying a valid resident’s permit correctly during prescribed hours. The
vehicle was observed from 14:26 hours to 14:31 hours and during this time
the driver was not seen and the ticket was affixed to the windscreen at 14:29
Drivers of vehicles parked in a resident permit bay are required to display their
valid permit or ticket clearly so that it is visible from the front or the near side
of the vehicle.
Vehicles left in a parking place designated for permit holders only are required
to display a valid permit in such a way that the details printed thereon are
clearly visible from the front or the near side of the vehicle. In this case the
restrictions were from Monday- Saturday, 8am- 6pm.
In your appeal you stated that you were not aware of any restrictions in place
for where your car was parked which was opposite 107 Russel Rise. You
stated that there were no lines or signs, however I can confirm that there is a
sign on entrance to Russell rise which clearly shows “Mon-Sat 8am-6pm
resident permit holders only past this point”.
Based on the evidence before me, I am satisfied that the contravention
occurred and that the PCN was issued correctly. The onus is on the driver to
ensure that the vehicle is left in accordance with the restrictions, by failing to
do this you did not satisfy this requirement therefore I found no grounds to
cancel this PCN."

I'll just wait for your thoughts if there is anything I could do before the half-amount date is over (19/04/22).
Many thanks in advance.
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no pay it.


thats std practice for most residential parking only areas. they don't have to have any repeater signs , only at entry/exit points



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