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sodden parking attendants!

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Angeliz Tue 24-Jul-07 20:26:32

Hello all.
After a lovely day out at the park and fair, i returned to find a tosser, sorry, parking attendant slapping a ticket on. In a moment of realisation i shouted at him to wait. I explained that i had bought the ticket at the same time as my Mam who was parked right next to me. I had the ticket intact but had forgoitten to display it! He was most unhelpful.
We had 5 children from 11 months to 6 years so in my hast at getting them out of the carpark i forgot. That REALLY has to cost me sixty quid??

I have written a strong yet polite letter of appeal.
What are my chances of winning?
I can afford it if i have to but it's the bloody principle, i had paid, just forgot!If i was trying to park illegally i wouldn't have picked a public car park and when i rang he said, 'ah but we will have photographic evidence you see'
Fickin MI5 for car parks!

RubySlippers Tue 24-Jul-07 20:29:16

if you have the ticket then i am sure they can be reasonable - you weren't just trying to blag it
i got ticketed because i had displayed my ticket on the driver's window not the windscreen
i didn't have to pay the fine

moondog Tue 24-Jul-07 20:29:21

Have you enclosed photocopy of ticket?
I have appealed succesfully twice.
Once when pg and had to race off to throw up,second time loading up my car when in labour.

doormat Tue 24-Jul-07 20:32:25

I appealed a couple of months ago and won

i put a ticket on windscreen and it was displayed but pa assumed that an old one on my passenger seat had dropped off and booked me

I chased round after him and marched him back to my car and showed him my ticket
he apologised
and gave me instructions on how to appeal
and he had taken a photo but because of sun glare could not see the ticket i had displayed

go for it you may get it
woth a try
good luck

Angeliz Tue 24-Jul-07 20:32:45

Yes i'm going to enclose a photocopy of the ticket.

doormat Tue 24-Jul-07 20:35:06

no dont send photocopy,go to office and they will photocopy it for you and give you back the original

Angeliz Tue 24-Jul-07 20:38:43

Why's that doormat?
It's just it's actually in the next town and i have no idea where the office is!

RubySlippers Tue 24-Jul-07 20:39:32

sending a photocopy is fine
i did

doormat Tue 24-Jul-07 20:40:25

fair enough i was down road , wouldnt go that far

but showed them my ticket and the fine and it was dealt with in 2 days

BettySpaghetti Tue 24-Jul-07 20:43:52

I appealed after the ticket I bought blew upside down (without me realising it) when I shut the car door -as the attendant couldn't see the details I got a ticket.

I wrote to them explaining, with a photocopy of my ticket, and I didn't have to pay

tearinghairout Tue 24-Jul-07 20:56:41

If you write & send the ticket they will let you off - don't worry about it. He was just being a jobsworth. (I don't know if they'll acceot a photocopy).

A similar thing happened to me - ticket blew off onto floor when I shut the door, the parking attendant gave me a ticket, I spoke to him & he said he couldn't cancel it now it was written, but that it would be OK if I sent it in, and it was!
So don't fret

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