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I received a parking penalty charge today for parking in a

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I received a parking penalty charge today for parking in a street which was permit holders only. The street is 500yds long with one sign at each end and nothing at any point along the street to advise that there is restricted parking. The signs at each end of the street are not clearly visible when turning in and nothing else anywhere, no paint, no signs along the entire length of the street
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Hi.

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

Who is the issuer please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Trafford Council in Manchester
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Thanks.

What is the contravention code?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
There is no contravention code on the notice the CEO no is TR 341 the PCN no: is TR06105586 and it is stated : Parking in a permit space without a valid permit. Then it goes on with the details of my vehicle and times etc.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Ok.

ARe they alleging this is a controlled parking zone possibly?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I can't see anything saying controlled parking space, just "parking in a permit space without a valid permit" but the only information on the street is a sign at each end of the street, no paint or any other form of signage anywhere along the 500yds of the street.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have given you more information but still not a response
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
What is the sign at the end of the street?

If it says controlled parking zone then this area is covered.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I suppose if it says Permit holders only then it will be a controlled zone but surely the council have a duty of advising the public better than two signs 500yrds appart. Where I live there are signs along the street at regular intervals that say permit holders only, as well as at the end of the street. This advises everyone not to park in restirickted areas.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
No, not necessarily.

if this is a CPZ then their only duty is to have signs upon the entry points to include the entire area.

If this is not a CPZ then they should have signs at the road side accompanied by road markings.

It really comes down to what the signs upon entry say and that is something that only you can check.

You can check the law giving rise to it by seeking a copy of the traffic management order from the local council.

Can I clarify anything for you?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have just done some research and discovered that the street in question is covered by the "Past this point" scheme that only requires signs at the ends of the street, no bays are marked and no extra signage is needed. Does this constitute a negligence to inform?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
if this is a zone for permit holders only then a sign upon entry is normally adequate unless that sign is unclear or obscured.

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