Monday, 2 July 2012

Brent Green NW4 - a classic error

can also have a picture of a bus on it, and an arrow
Brent Green is a road that is off Brent St. It is inside a CPZ which operates from 11am to noon. Mr T parked his car there on 9 May 2011 and came back to his car to find a ticket on it. He had seen a sign of the above kind (I don't have time to go to Brent St to take a photograph so if you live locally please send one to me) and thought it was a plate showing the times when he couldn't park on a single yellow line.

The case went to PATAS and they gave a long and detailed reasoning as to why the parking ticket was to be cancelled which you can find by going to the PATAS site and entering the reference number 2120013199 in the search box.

Basically the sign says the times that lorries and buses cannot park overnight and many motorists confuse the signs for the times that apply to the yellow line that the sign is adjacent to. It is an easy mistake to make so there are rules that suggest that an extra sign to deal with the yellow line is also in place. It was not in place on 9 May 2011 and so unless it is now in place the council (via their agent NSL) should not issue any more tickets in Brent Green NW4.

If the signs have not been made clearer and you made the same mistake as Mr T then you should ask for your money back from the council and quote the decision in this case in support of your argument.

The same will apply to any other location where there is a prohibition on lorry and/or bus overnight parking on a yellow line so if you receive a ticket in the same circumstances then please appeal it and if you have paid one, ask for your money back.

Yours appealingly

Miss Feezance

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