|New Appeals||30||1063||3||Below average|
|Cases heard||16||24||67||A little low|
There were 10 or so fewer appeals to PATAS in this week for some unknown reason.
Even worse, the council somehow managed to win more of them than did the motorist. Looking at the reasons for failure it looks like a simple case of a number of poor and/or poorly argued cases arrived together. I don't think this will be a regular occurrence or is a sign that the council has really got its act together.
Just one notable case. A PCN given out for being across a dropped kerb where the householder had not asked for enforcement action to be taken led to a cancelled PCN. This is to allow home owners (with their own personal dropped kerb, not for a shared drive and not inside a CPZ during zone hours) to make maximum use of the road space. If you get a dropped kerb PCN outside a residence it is always worth asking for proof that the householder made a call to parking enforcement. near cycle lanes and at junctions and other places where pedestrians, you must keep clear of dropped kerbs (and of roads raised to the level of the pavement).