Milton Keynes Council
That they had not experienced a financial loss, and that the charge was onerous.
Background is: I parked in a longterm carpark and paid for 24 hours. I work in Manchester & was detained such that I had to stay an extra day. I renewed by telephone. I was detained again and again I renewed by telephone, but not until 9.03 am. My paid period expired 1 hour & 42 minutes before this, and in the interim period I recieved a penalty notice. Their grounds for rejection are that payment must be made immediately on expiry, and they quote a decision by Lord Parker the Lord Chief Justice.
In summary I paid a total of over £30 pounds for 3 days poarking & they are electing to pursue me with a penalty charge due to a short delay between days 2 and 3 of the period.
Thank you very much for your comprehensive reply.
As you say, I have little option but to withdraw, although proceeding and relying upon their incompetence does sound tempting!