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I have received a parking penalty notice even though I

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I have received a parking penalty notice even though I displayed the ticket. Apparently it is a 2 part ticket that the council issue so you can redeem in store. i may of displayed the redemption part, not the correct part, even though both show car registration, date and time of purchase, the 2 parts are not clear even though the council says it is clear
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 months ago.

Hi - just to clarify is this a council car park or private please?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I can upload all tickets, penalty notice and Cheshire East's response to my appeal but will be over the weekend as I work away, thank you
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 months ago.

Yes, no problem. I will be here.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hello, ticket attached, response to followthank you
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
response from council attached,,Kind Regards,David Garside
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 months ago.

So, in short, they say you didn't display it?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
because I displayed the refund section, which they say was not the right part
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
sorry, hadn't finished typing and my laptop slipped, they say the Booths voucher part should of been displayed, even though both show time of purchase, car reg, it is extremely petty and lack common sense but i know they will hide behind the law to get their valuable precious funds from innocent paying customers
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Would it be possible for an answer this evening, as I will have very limited access to emails for the next 1-2 weeksmany thnaks
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 months ago.

Yes, I'm not clear what your question is really?

Are you asking if this is a defence?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Do they have a case to issue me with a ticket, can I object as the ticket displayed shows car reg, date and price?
and do you think I would be successful?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 months ago.

Oh yes, they do. They very definitely do. Come what may, this was not displayed. The terms require you to do so. You did not.

They do have discretionary grounds to cancel on the basis that you had paid but that does not give you a positive defence.

They may well cancel on discretionary grounds but you are over estimating the strength of your position.

The issue is not whether you paid. The issue is whether you displayed.

it is worth fighting this but in strict law they would probably win.

Can I clarify anything for you?


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
even though I displayted ?UNBELIEVABLE
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 months ago.