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No question I was parked in a restricted street during prescribed

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No question I was parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours. The prescribed hours are 1-2pm. Monday to Saturday. Iam charged with parking between 13.08 and 13.09
It was yesterday Bank Holiday Monday. Stupidly the atmosphere felt like a sunday. No hustle and bustle.

Any hope in contesting?
peter Brady
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
HI.

Thank you for your question . My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

In order to give you answer tailored to your circumstances I will need to ask you some preliminary questions so that I can consider your position from all angles

Who is the issuer of this fine?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


London Borough of Barnet


 


In the interim I have been looking up on the internet. I have found a suggestion that in order to differentiate between "stopping" and "parking" there should be an observation period of at least 5 minutes. The penatlty notice merely refers to parking from13.08 to 13.09


 


I would contend that this would be insufficient to determine whether I was legally loading unloading or the like?

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
Were you loading? Remember the burden of proof would pass to you.

I'm just trying to find a defence.