|parking like this is fine in Italy, just not in England|
In this week at PATAS there were 1,166 new Appeals registered (the same as the previous week, which is some coincidence) of which 65 (that is 6%) were Barnet ones as against 55 the previous week and what should, other things being equal, only be 4%.
A PCN was upheld for parking a scooter on the pavement. To the many visitors form the continent it must be a terrible shock to be given a PCN for something which is quite normal at home. In barnet you can park your 2 wheeler for free in Residents and PayByPhone bays and in car parks and you are meant to park in a car space rather than hide in a quiet corner.
A PCN was cancelled as the council insisted on writing to the wrong address despite being asked in bold print to write to a different one.
In Egerton Gardens, bang opposite Hendon Town hall, there is a PayByPhone bay which operates Monday to Saturday inclusive. Someone parked in it on a Saturday having noticed they had driven into a Monday to Friday CPZ. This is illogical but possible and legal. Don't pay to park on a Saturday if the residents bays do not apply that day, park in the residents bays for free. Their PCN was upheld which was correct.
Someone who didn't get a permit reminder had their PCN cancelled. This is not a guaranteed outcome but should be. There are going to be lots more cases like this since Capita took over permit renewals in May 14 and it appears to be in a complete state.
Keep those appeals coming. 44 out of 68 were won. That is 65%