On 6 Sep 2014 at 1:17am edtheplumber wrote:
I got a parking WARNING today!!!! I had purchased a ticket and put it in the windshield, but had not closed the windows. The ticket turned upside down and was unreadable. The warden gave me a warning rather than a ticket!
It will probably cost me £600 to get the ticket extracted from inside the ventilation system (since the tickets are no longer sticky), but I was pleased they guessed I bought a ticket.
On 6 Sep 2014 at 3:35am Zebedee wrote:
The policing of the parking system has definitely been more relaxed of late, with amount of allowed overstay time being extended to 10 minutes (do check this before overstaying please!). And almost the same thing happened to me but I got a ticket. When I sent the parking bods a photo of my open window and the ticket (the right way up) sitting on my drivers seat they cancelled it.
On 6 Sep 2014 at 6:26am DJ wrote:
There has always been a 10 minutes grace period after a valid ticket runs out. It's been in the policy document from day one, just in very very small print!! If anyone has received a ticket within 10 minutes then they cancel it when asked. Easy money if people don't contest it!
On 6 Sep 2014 at 11:59am Parker wrote:
I also recall someone successful challenging ESCC (for it is their nasty little scheme) on this issue. If ESCC decides to rely on thin tickets that cannot be stuck down , then it is reasonable to expect them to cancel the PCN if it can be demonstrated that a ticket was bought but because ESCC have provided no means of securing it, it has flipped over, or slipped off a dashboard
Incidentally, we all remember the stuff on this Forum about the Council secretly handing out HS Zone Permits to people who didn't live in HS? Well, I have found out what ESCC have been hiding from Merlin Milner. (I just asked one of the people with one of these mysterious policy-busting permits) Zone B residents certainly do not qualify for HS permits, contradicting what Merlin was told, , and were told in writing by ESCC that it was never intended for them to be in HS. However ESCC has given quite a number of disqualified residents in B,and another Zone an HS permit anyway. So Merlin might like to ask ESCC why they didn't tell him that it was not intended to include these residents in HS, how they have therefore been made to qualify , and and ask for the millionth time why people not living in a Zone are being given passes or it, especially when even the Council have said they are not intended to be in it.
Where is the policy or process that allows this? I would like one of these permits! The scheme is running two different sets of terms and conditions!
On 6 Sep 2014 at 12:47pm Lady Penelope wrote:
Do behave , Parker
On 6 Sep 2014 at 3:33pm Thunderbird wrote:
Parker, thank you,very interesting. I look forward to Merlin obtaining ah explanation from ESCC for that. I don't like my Councillors being given the run-around by Council Employees
On 6 Sep 2014 at 11:06pm Brains wrote:
Ah Gee mmMr. Tracey
On 6 Sep 2014 at 11:35pm plumberinlewes wrote:
Hi All, I only wanted to highlight the latest "common sense" approach to the parking scheme but I don't mean do placate Mr. Parkers argument. If the council are issuing dodgy permits to "those who count", then the issuers need sacking and the recipients need shaming.
Should it really be so hard for us to find out what our council is doing for us? They are supposed to be working for us, aren't they? Why is any secrecy necessary?
On 7 Sep 2014 at 8:37am Chis wrote:
Parker - lick the back of your ticket and it stays on the dashboard when you shut the door. Personally I think the schemes improved significantly since the gorgeous blond warden started scouring the carparks a couple of months ago!
On 7 Sep 2014 at 9:13am ducatipete wrote:
She could lick my ticket anyday!
On 7 Sep 2014 at 10:10am Exactly wrote:
Things are most definitely looking up. My car is a convertible. I parked it in Brighton with the top down and put the Pay and Display ticket in my resident's permit plastic sleeve so it wouldn't blow away. Naturally, I forgot to remove it and my resident's permit was obscured for a few days. Next thing I knew, the most stunning blonde I've seen in yonks (apart from Mrs Exactly, clearly) was writing NOT A TICKET BUT A WARNING.
On 7 Sep 2014 at 6:10pm Beauty pageant wrote:
Lets vote , mine goes to. Parking attendant 090
On 8 Sep 2014 at 9:22am Earl of Lewes wrote:
The new attendant's very easy on the eye, but a little young for me. I prefer the other woman, who has been doing the job for far too many years. I've let my ticket overrun several times when she's on the beat, but somehow I always get the tall man who looks as if he bites the tops off beer bottles.
On 8 Sep 2014 at 9:29pm Exactly wrote:
That sounds about right. The new one is about 25 years too young for me so I never leer. I just glance obliquely. I know the somewhat older blonde of which you speak. She's rather lush. There's a bloke with peculiar hair an sunglasses that change with the light.
On 8 Sep 2014 at 11:55pm edtheplumber wrote:
Webbo, please end this this thread - it is going in the wrong direction!