With the decriminalisation of parking offences, many members are falling
foul of over-zealous parking wardens in the course of trying to deliver
goods in city and town centres. Members who consider that a parking
ticket was unwarranted should consider appealing. The first step is
to write to the relevant Council and challenge the ticket. If you feel
you have a case - do not pay the fine since you cannot appeal against
a ticket that you have already paid.
If the Council rejects this informal challenge it will send a ‘Notice
to Owner’ form and this must be returned to the Council together
with your representation within 28 days.
If your case is rejected again you will receive a "Notice of Rejection
of Representation" together with a notice of appeal. This allows
you to put your case to the Independent Adjudicator at the National Parking
Adjudication Service. Details are available at: www.parkingappeals.gov.uk
or 0161 242 5252.
Whilst this is quite a long, drawn-out process, members are well advised
to challenge parking tickets where they think they have a case since
many of the appeals are successful. Don’t just sit back and take