Welcome to www.PenaltyChargeNotice.co.uk
We are the most comprehensive and up-to-date site in the country dedicated to helping the motorist fight unfair and sometimes illegally issued penalty charge notices and parking tickets. We deal with all of England and Wales and cover both council issued and privately issued tickets.
We cover parking tickets, bus lane tickets, congestion charge tickets and moving traffic tickets such as yellow boxes and prohibited turns.Around 15,000 new motorists every month use our website to assist with appealing their penalty charge notices.The site is very easy to navigate and contains photos, summarised adjudicator's decisions, diagrams and information on sprecific contraventions (offences) alleged to have been committed to assist a motorist in appealling.
4 GREAT TIPS TO SAVE YOU A LOT OF MONEY
TIP: You usually have NOTHING TO LOSE by sending in an initial appeal if you think you have been unfairly ticketed as every council that we have contacted will give you another 14 days to pay at the reduced rate even if they reject your appeal.
TIP: Never stop on zig zag lines, thick yellow lines at bus stops or double red lines on red routes. There are literally thousands of cameras aimed at these areas. Councils will not even allow you 5 seconds. You can stop to drop off a passenger on single and double yellow lines of which there are usually plenty.
TIP: Be very careful about stopping at cash points as even if you don't see a civil enforcement officer the chances are that a camera will be trained on you. Cash points provide rich pickings for cash strapped local authorities.
TIP: Be careful about parking on speed tables. Councils like Newham in London have started enforcing parking on speed tables as they say they are actualy the carriageway raised to meet the level of the pavement so people can cross the road. A speed table is like a road hump but at the top it has a flat area.
30/05/2012: Watch us on bbc.co.uk/news
A proud council employee. Many of these vehicles have been found to be issuing tickets illegally.
For all the latest news see our news section.
We also deal with private parking tickets.(SEE OUR NEW PRIVATE LAND ENFORCEMENT SECTION) Clamping and towing on private land was banned from 1st October 2012. However the government has continued its war on the motorist by introducing keeper liability for private parking tickets. It has also set up a new "independent" private parking appeals service. However the chief adjudicator for England and Wales critised the service as not being independent.
Fines in London up for first time in 4 years! - cash strapped councils are enforcing even the most minor offences which we think is more to do with revenue than traffic management. FIVE MILLION FINES ISSUED IN THE 12 MONTHS TO MARCH 2012 SHOW.
A motorist in London recently won an appeal against Westminster City Council, the country's biggest enforcer of parking restrictions. He had parked in a disabled bay but said he didn't actually receive a parking ticket. The adjudicator did not believe him and said his account of what happend wasn't credible. Westminster council said that they affixed the penalty charge notice to his window. So why did the motorist win?
His vehicle was a motorbike with no windows! Westminster council was even less credible!
Received a Penalty Charge Notice? We Can Help
Simply search for your contravention code in the box above for instant help on why you have received a penalty charge notice and how to have it cancelled.
The contravention code is usually next to the decription of the contravention (offence).i.e.contravention code 01 "parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours" or contravention code 50 "failing to comply with a sign indicating a prohibited turn".
If your penalty charge notice does not have a code then click on the button "select a description from the list" at the top of the page and select the contravention (offence) that matches that on your penalty charge notice.
Much of the information on our site is FREE but for around the cost of an hour's parking in central London you will have full access to the entire site. The information is clearly set out and very easy to navigate. We will show you the many ways that you could have your penalty charge notice cancelled. The information is set out for each offence (contravention) so just choose the contravention that you have received a penalty charge notice for and follow the simple 3 stage process. If there is a way to have your parking ticket or penalty charge notice cancelled it is probably on our site. We constantly update the site with the latest adjudicator's decisions and a tremendous amount of other information that we are constantly fed. Members can also use our email helpline if they have a specific question. Also you will be helping us in our relentless campaign to have this totally unfair system changed.(see about us and what we do in the left hand menu for more information) Support us and join today!
We have campaigned on behalf of motorists for over 12 years to have the current unfair and, in our opinion revenue orientated enforcement of parking and moving traffic offences by local councils and transport for London changed. Click the link in the left hand menu for more about us and what we do.
The good news – The Transport Minister acknowledges that there is an issue on parking enforcement
28 June 2010
“Can I recommend that Mr Pearson might like to set out in a letter his suggestions to restore fairness and hold local authorities to account, which I would be happy for you to forward on to me for my consideration.”
Norman Baker Transport Minister
The bad news –he has a change of heart and confirms that councils can actually break the law if they like!
25th November 2010
(The Department of Transport) "would not intervene to ensure that an individual local authority’s operational or policy decisions comply with the law".
Norman Baker Transport Minister
SOME GENUINE TESTIMONIALS RECEIVED RECENTLY.
Jeff 26th March 2013
"So, a good result for me by the looks of it, and thank you for all your help in this" Dermott
The information contained in it helped me challenge a penalty issued by Lewisham council. The arguments I've put forward proved right as they cancelled the penalty after few weeks of correspondence ! Thanks again AB
Check out more genuine tesimonials in our testimonials section
We have evidence of unfair and sometimes illegal enforcement by local authorities. We have had some successes along the way. We are often on BBC news and in the local and national press highlighting areas where enforcement is being carried out unfairly and sometimes illegally. The government know what is going on and “sympathise” but “we have no powers to intervene” says former transport minister Rosie Winterton. This was reiterated by her successor Geoff Hoon. Both the previous government and this Government are completely uninterested in halting the persecution of the motorist and as a result local councils can act with total impunity.Many councils ignore the statutory guidance issued by the government as well as the strict signage and lineage requirements.We are in touch with the new transport minister Mr Norman Baker who initially asked for some suggestions from us " to make enforcement fairer and hold local authorities to account " however when we made some simple suggestions we finally received a reply many months later saying that he will not help and that we should contact the chief executive of the local council! Recently he has written and confirmed that the government will not intervene even if a local authority breaks the law.!!! To us it seems that after cutting back on local council grants this new government, which vowed to end the war on the motorist, is now reluctant to remove valuable income from councils. We will continue to lobby on behalf of motorists for a fairer regime but we are bitterly disappointed at the response so far. Many motorists believe that we are in a police state with hidden cameras or traffic wardens hiding around corners just waiting to catch a minor transgression of the rules by a motorist in the name of revenue.We welcome donations to help fund our continued campaign on behalf of the motorist.
For details of the latest stories go to our news section.
For further details on what we do and also what is going on see the about us section.
Members will have access to a wealth of easy to navigate information on how to have a penalty charge notice cancelled. This will include specific information on the contravention that you have received a penalty charge notice for including signage and lineage requirements, what must be stated on the PCN, procedures which the enforcing authority must follow, pictures and diagrams and even summarised adjudicators decisions where the motorist has won. Basically if there is a way to have a penalty charge notice cancelled then it will probably be on our site. Our site is constantly updated with all the latest cases and news. See our news section for most recent developments.We are not against enforcement, however it must be fair and not revenue orientated.
We have campaigned on behalf of motorists for over 10 years to have the current unfair and, in our opinion revenue orientated enforcement of parking and moving traffic offences by local councils and transport for London changed.
We have evidence of unfair and often illegal enforcement by enforcement authorities. We have had some successes along the way. We are often on BBC news, Radio 5, 3 counties and are often in the local and national press highlighting arrears where enforcement is being carried out unfairly and sometimes illegally. The government know what is going on and “sympathise” but “we have no powers to intervene” says former transport minister Rosie Winterton. This has been reiterated by her successor Geoff Hoon. The government are completely uninterested in the persecution of the motorist and as a result local councils can act with total impunity.Many ignore the statutory guidance issued by the government as well as the strict signage and lineage requirements.
Many motorists believe that we are in a police state with hidden cameras or traffic wardens hiding around corners just waiting to catch a minor transgression of the rules by a motorist in the name of revenue.
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