I would like to apologise in advance for my rant. But I’m also wondering whether anyone thinks I have a case? I think I do but other opinions are always good!
I live in a permit area- the permits last 2 years. Last time they were due for renewal we got a letter reminding us. (2 years ago) However yesterday I went to get in the car & noticed I had a parking ticket. It seems my permit went out of date 4 days ago and I haven’t received any sort of reminder to get a new one- and clearly haven’t been given any sort of grace period.
I believe due to not receiving any reminder I should be allowed to contest the parking ticket. After all- we’re reminded by the DVLA when our car tax needs to be renewed and that’s just every year- I can’t possibly be expected to remember when my permit runs out every 2 years am I? I don’t make a habit of checking my windscreen every time I get in the car- especially as I assumed like last time I’d get a reminder.
My friend a few houses up the road said he got a reminder 2 weeks ago- so sent off for a new permit. It hasn’t yet arrived, and he was given a parking ticket yesterday as well.
What do you reckon? Think I’ve got grounds to contest?
I will need to ring them and get a temporary code to put in the car but if I want to contest it I also need to send a seperate letter outlining why.
I really hate our local council- they have recently just increased the parking from 80p for 2 hours to £1.60 for 1 hour. This was after they made the ‘announcement’ on scrappy bits of paper taped to a couple of lamp posts and despite dispute from all local businesses (as you can imagine!) but they still can’t see the logic- it’s supposedly so they can employ another traffic warden- even though we currently have 2 and they always walk around together anyway. It’s a very small village.
Ok- I’m going to stop ranting…and possibly begin writing a letter!