Penalty Charge Notice

If you receive a Penalty Charge Notice (parking ticket) or a Parking Charge Notice never ignore it. If you do, it can quickly go to a debt recovery company and then court.

I recommend that you immediately

  1. Make a subject access request for all information held in relation to the alleged contravention.
  2. Make an appeal and include that you await the results of a subject access request upon receipt of which you will then be able to make a full appeal.

Challenge To British Parking Association

I have made a successful challenge against the British Parking Association for its flawed systems British Parking Association – Flawed Systems Challenged.

It is likely the next version of the Code of Practice for parking will be the Code written by the Government as part of the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019. The Secretary of State must prepare a code of practice containing guidance about the operation and management of private parking facilities.

This is great news for motorists but bad news for parking companies.

Basic Legal Requirements

For a Council to issue a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN/Parking Ticket) four aspects are required:

  1. An Off-Street Parking Order (OSPO) or a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO)
  2. Evidence of the alleged contravention of the OSPO or TRO
  3. Appropriate signage
  4. A PCN Code

If any of these four aspects are missing no PCN can ever be enforced.