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HiI have recieved a parking ticket in a

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Hi I have recieved a parking ticket for parking in a restricted residential area. My car was parked off the road, and therefor behind any double yellow lines on an area of gravel. Does the ticket warrant an appeal? Thanks Stuartcar location

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 was the issuer?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi

Edinburgh City Council

Stuart

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Ok. What is the contravention code please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi

May I reply later on tonight as I don't have the actual 'ticket' with me at the office?

Stuart

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Yes, no problem.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Very kind.

Many thanks

Stuart

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
How are we getting on?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Jo

Apologies for the delay. the contravention code is 01

Hope this helps the cause!!

Stuart

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
OK. I will have a look now.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks

Stuart

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Ok.
This is a moot point actually. Your point is essentially that you did not park on the Tarmac but on the pavement. They justify the issue of this fine on the basis that you were parked adjacent to the line.
There is no higher authority on the point at the moment. I must admit that I do agree with the view that you imply - this is just plain not parking on a double yellow. There are other contraventions that do cover parking on a pavement but that isn't what they have fined.
If you are prepared to risk an appeal then I do think it is a good point.
Can I clairfy anything for you?
Jo
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Jo

Thanks for the opinion and your views. I've nothing to loose really, so I'll have a pop at them. Again thanks for you help.

Take care

Stuart

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
The sum of the fine does increase if you lose.
But I do agree, this is just plain not parking on a double yellow. It might be parking on a pavement but that is not the nature of the allegation.