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Parking Fine

On 8 Jul 2014 at 10:26am INSOMNIAC wrote:
Got a parking ticket yesterday for parking on the wrong side of Bradford Road (at the end before it turns into the Avenue). I finally found the "Permit holders only" notice on a garden wall with strands of ivy obscuring it. Isn't it up to ESCC to make the signs easily visible from a car?
On 8 Jul 2014 at 10:36am Historian wrote:
Take a photo and appeal.
On 8 Jul 2014 at 11:22am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Yes, did just that when I got a ticket near the Pells a few years ago. Ticket was cancelled.
On 8 Jul 2014 at 1:36pm Deelite 2 wrote:
I've done that too and been successful. It turns out that some of the parking signage in Lewes is not up to regs due mainly I think to planning restrictions on listed buildings. So they can often be in the wrong place or too small.

Appeal. You will definitely win, but that notwithstanding you should appeal every ticket anyway. :-)
On 8 Jul 2014 at 4:21pm Lewes bor and bred wrote:
I got note saying "parking fine" on my windscreen the other day. I thought awwww, that's nice.
I'll get me coat !!!
On 8 Jul 2014 at 6:26pm parker Knowles wrote:
yes they are required to make signs visible (including at night, which is hard given that they have been turning the lights out) when you appeal, you can also ask for the photos that were taken as required to show you were breaching signage. this should , of course, include a picture of the sign you are referring to, that is not clear. If they neglect to provide a copy, that endorses your claim, and of course, if they do provide a copy, that also raises the question, why did a warden photograph a barely visible sign, instead of fulfilling a requirment of the job, which is to tell someone about the problem. Good luck!
On 8 Jul 2014 at 6:33pm Ivy league wrote:
so the k***head warden couldn`t be bothered to clear the ivy first
On 8 Jul 2014 at 7:01pm insomniac wrote:
Thanks for your helpful comments.
On 10 Jul 2014 at 12:11am jim rook wrote:
Always appeal no matter what,cos there`s soooo many issues in the Lewes area with the TMA ,sign have to be clearly visible ,not covered by bushes etc, get your own photo`s ,and ask for there`s
and compare ,if they have trimmed the bushes after your ticket was issued it will make them look silly . Play them at there own game .
On 10 Jul 2014 at 4:44pm Joe Crow wrote:
But if the warden had cleared the sign - as ivy league said .....

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