Challenging Wandsworth parking penalty charge notice (PCN)

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RoaringLioness
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Challenging Wandsworth parking penalty charge notice (PCN)

Postby RoaringLioness » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:17 pm

I was issued three PCNs on subsequent days two months ago as my residents parking permit had (unknowingly) expired. I submitted a challenge for these PCNs, as I felt it was unfair to repeatedly issue them for the same contravention repeatedly. My expired permit was displayed on my windscreen at the time, implying that I was a resident in the area. The 56 days required to get a response has lapsed, with no word from the council about the outcome. My online parking account now says I have to pay the full amount for all three tickets, even though I challenged them within the 2 week period from when the PCNs were issued.

My questions are:
1. Can the council repeated issue PCNs for the same parking contravention? My car was not driven for a few days so they were left on my windscreen together.
2. Has anyone actually gotten a response from the council when challenging PCNs?

I appreciate that it was my fault for not renewing our permit on time, but interested to know if anyone has managed to reason with them for similar situations.
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jingo_x
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Re: Challenging Wandsworth parking penalty charge notice (PCN)

Postby jingo_x » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:24 pm

It's very frustrating isn't it.  You might find this thread useful 
viewtopic.php?f=115&t=98672&p=229125&hi ... it#p229125

I successfully contended a single ticket for a lapsed resident permit, not sure about multiples though.  

Good luck! 

 
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Re: Challenging Wandsworth parking penalty charge notice (PCN)

Postby SouthLondonDaddy » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:27 pm

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Re: Challenging Wandsworth parking penalty charge notice (PCN)

Postby juliantenniscoach » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:11 pm

You should be liable to pay for just one if the vehicle hasn't been moved or driven since the issuing of the first ticket.  This is because it is one continuing offence.  I've challenged Wandsworth over a couple of tickets and won as they have a tendency to ignore the law in pursuit of revenue.  Good luck.
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Re: Challenging Wandsworth parking penalty charge notice (PCN)

Postby Janet14 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:29 am

Hi
I had a response way after the period they give to pay the lower amount but the lower amount still stood so don’t worry about that part, it takes them ages to respond. Good luck!
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Re: Challenging Wandsworth parking penalty charge notice (PCN)

Postby freshairmum » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:48 am

Over the years i have sucessfully challenged a few tickets so yes it does work, as long as you were in the right of course.

Wandsworth Council are MASSIVELY behind in their paperwork and not getting communication out in time to meet their own deadlines, so it may be the case that you could also challenge that.

It also used to be the case that you had a couple of days grace to display a new permit, but I don't know if that is still so.
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