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In this week at PATAS there were quite a lot of new Appeals logged, some 1,308 of them. Of those, 94 emanated from Barnet which is 7% and more than the 4% that there ought to be given that Barnet issue 4% of all PCN in London. This might be the product of issuing too many marginal PCN.
Probably due to being busy with software change quite a number of Appeals were not contested by the council so those PCN get cancelled.
Other notable points were
- The Saracens zone cases are still being cancelled 99% of the time.
- Someone got 2 bus lane PCN in 1 minute and another motorist got 3 in 3 minutes. The adjudicator doesn't usually let more than 1 PCN stand as he/she regards it as unfair.
- A sign which was meant to be, possibly, Mon - Fri only had the abbreviation "Mon" on it so the restriction only applies on Mondays. It wasn't a Monday when the PCN was issued so it was cancelled.
- A kerb on the corner of a road had slipped but wasn't deliberately dropped for the purposes of assisting pedestrians to cross the carriageway. That PCN was therefore cancelled but you will, I hope, all try not to park on junctions in the future.
Remember, once you have a Notice to Owner you have nothing to lose by appealing all the way to PATAS. It costs the council £40 and you nothing except a little time. There are lots of restaurants near the hearing centre at the Angel. You could make it into a day out.