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06.45 parking ticket !!!!!

On 27 Mar 2009 at 8:08am Rooferman wrote:
I left my house at 7.00 in Valley Road to go to work and found a ticket on my van issued at 06.45. Are they working 24hrs now ?
I was parked on a single yellow in the cul de sac as i have done for the past four years as there are two few bays available and for insurance reasons it has to be left close to my house.
I AM FUMING !!!!!! They are ruining the town i love.
On 27 Mar 2009 at 8:59am chuckles wrote:
so you were parked illegally then?
On 27 Mar 2009 at 9:37am Geoff wrote:
Challange it as unreasonable. It might be that an annoyed neighbour drew it to their attention. While the letter of the law might mean you are in the wrong (I don't know exactly what single yellow restrictions are) that does not necessarily mean it is fair. We have got to wonder why a traffic warden would be gainfully employed at that time in the morning, and how many tickets they issue before 8am!
On 27 Mar 2009 at 10:45am Andrew Richardson wrote:
Can't you appeal against this, if it's a single yellow and outside of the restricted hours?
On 27 Mar 2009 at 11:44am Rooferman wrote:
Parking on a single yellow is not illegal outside restricted hours. It used to be a double but was erased to a single line, not very well but is obvious it has been changed.
My next point is how easy mistakes can be made on the wardens part just as motorists can park in a residents park with a machine ticket without realising-but thats just too bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On 27 Mar 2009 at 12:58pm Keith wrote:
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On 27 Mar 2009 at 1:28pm beth wrote:
its not hard park legally and you wont get a ticket SIMPLE REALLY
On 27 Mar 2009 at 2:05pm dats wrote:
Beth, it's NOT illegal to park on a single yellow line at that time of the morning or on Sundays. Enforcement hours vary, but it's usually legal between 6pm-8am.
On 27 Mar 2009 at 4:04pm SHS wrote:
Regardless of the legality you have to ask just how serious the traffic congestion is in a cul-de-sac at 06.45, and just how many man-hours of patrols the parking scheme should pay for.
On 27 Mar 2009 at 4:26pm chuckles wrote:
in a cul-de-sac?, so was it in the turning circle at the end of the road? that would cause congestion and a problem for others, were you bumped up on the kerb? either way there must have been a reason for them to put the ticket on as they just don't do it for the fun.
On 27 Mar 2009 at 5:36pm emily wrote:
It depends how you were parked, if you were causing an obstruction for example parked on a corner or parked partly on the pavement they will rightly fine you regardless of the time.
On 27 Mar 2009 at 6:48pm kitty cat wrote:
If you read any of the parking signs that are ALL over Lewes, you will see that the parking tickets start at 8.00 a.m. until 6.p.m. My other half saw two traffic wardens booking a van outside Gorringes the other morning at 6.15 a.m. Why is this? IT IS PLAINLY ON ALL THE SIGNS. How does this work? x
On 27 Mar 2009 at 7:21pm council bod wrote:
enforcement on d-y-l = 24 hrs a day 7 days a week
s-y-l = 0800 to 18.00 mon to fri and in some areas mon-sat
hope that helps if you park in a turning circle should be d-y-l
On 27 Mar 2009 at 8:59pm Rooferman wrote:
I spoke to Mr Crawford at ESCC today and fair play he admitted it was a mistake. It does seem though that wardens are out before 8.00 presumably in cars to maximise potential tickets
In my street there are not enough bays for cars so its pot luck if you get a space. Not parking in my street invalidates my insurance,surely you should only provide permits for the number of bays.
On 27 Mar 2009 at 9:29pm Geoff wrote:
What was his explaination for wardens out at 6.45, an hour and a quarter before they can do anything? Why are we paying for such a rubbish, and pressumably illegal service?
On 27 Mar 2009 at 10:37pm Rooferman wrote:
Apparently wardens can issue tickets in the middle of the night if you are parked on double yellows or on the pavement in zones or not(Nice overtime). Watch out Southover High Sreet-YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!!!!!!!!!!
On 27 Mar 2009 at 10:52pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Haven't ESCC admitted that the scheme is flawed and that they did not consult the public properly in the first place?
On 28 Mar 2009 at 2:30pm Geoff wrote:
So, to enable traffic to flow all night, we are to believe that it is commercially viable for traffic wardens to go around looking for illegally parked cars that cause non existant traffic problems. Hmm. I am no Alan Sugar, but this seems to me to be a flawed money making scheme, and I would be interested to know how many tickets are issued, and how this meets with the stated aims of the scheme, which is to improve parking availibilty, and ensure free traffic flow. Perjhaps someone should explain to them that single yellow lines between 6pm and 8am are legal, so that they can be paid at a time when they might be able to do something more effective. This scheme is increasingly more ridiculous every day,
On 28 Mar 2009 at 2:46pm Mystic Mog wrote:
It is ESCC, I believe, who tell NCP when to go out.
On 28 Mar 2009 at 3:06pm emily wrote:
It is not illegal to ticket a car on double yellow lines in the middle of the night. Read the above.
On 28 Mar 2009 at 3:09pm Hedwig wrote:
They don't need anything explained to them, they are doing what they're instructed by ESCC, as people on here are unable to grasp.
On 29 Mar 2009 at 12:57am ricwarner1975@yahoo.com wrote:
its the same in newhaven and seaford, but here there issuing tickets at 5.30am, its nothing to do with keeping the traffic flowing, it just plain money making, and it needs to stop,there is talk going around that one morning there will be a welcoming party waiting for these fools, hope they have a escape plan as people are not happy.and they dont even get the money from the tickets, they must be brain dead
On 29 Mar 2009 at 9:23am mr plodding wrote:
rick warner jail 4 u mate
On 29 Mar 2009 at 11:26am yolanda wrote:
whoa...scary i can see the CEOs shivering in their boots at that. Put simply, don't park illegally and you wont get caught out. They're not brain dead they're happy to be doing a much needed job and if idiots like you didnt park illegally then they wouldn't have a job to do, so who's the brain dead one here??
On 30 Mar 2009 at 9:04am chuckles wrote:
DON'T PARK ILLEGALLY AND YOU WON'T GET A TICKET. And if you insurance says you have to park in your street and you can't always, then either change your insurance or put up with getting a ticket when you park illegally
On 31 Mar 2009 at 9:47pm traffic warden wrote:
ricwarner1975@yahoo.com, good luck with having a welcoming squad, as earlies & lates are random. months go by with having none. you might be waiting a long time.
whos more brain dead, the people constantly parking on double yellows getting tickets or us?

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