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I was issued with a parking ticket because the ticket m/c

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Hi. I was issued with a parking ticket because the ticket m/c I tried to use was out of order and I used the nearest alternative m/c which was only a few yards from where I parked. I beknown to me the m/c I used was controlled by Warwickshire CC but the faulty m/c was controlled by Warwickshire CC Sheffield which I suspect is a private subcontractor. They issued me with a £50 penalty for failing to display a valid ticket.
I feel very aggrieved as I did my best to park legally.
There are other mitigating circumstances.
Is this worth fighting ?
John Gymer (law abiding 75 year-old)
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
Is the local council the issuer?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Both the original PCN and the Notice to Owner were issued by Warwickshire CC Parking dept SHEFFIELD. I understand that the council have subcontracted on street parking to them but retain car parks in house.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
what is the contravention code please? Usually in the top left of the parking fine.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Two codes appear - The PCN ZQ00110348

and a PIN No. 80E510

Are either of these what you want ?

Regards ***** *****

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Usually the contravention code is marked under that heading.