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Whether you call it a Parking Ticket, Penalty Charge Notice, Parking Fine or PCN they are increasingly being issued unfairly.  Appealnow.com is the best website to help you appeal your unfair parking tickets, PCN appeal or parking appeal- after all visitors from 156 countries can't be wrong and we are in our 12th year(!) of helping the motorist.

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Even the Queen's protections officers have been clamped

 

Cycle Boxes  -Cycle Boxes may be introduced in London.  The proposed penalty for contravenely the regulations will be 3 POINTS on your license and a fine! More to follow!

 

Private "Parking" Tickets -Any motorist thinking of appealing to Parking on Private Land Appeals known as POPLA should think twice.  Click on this link for 9 Reasons Not to Appeal to POPLA!

New PATAS decision coming soon.

Watch Barrie Segal on BBC One's Inside Out Programme!

The British Parking Association has expelled VP Parking Solutions
and has terminated ts membership of the Approved Operator Scheme.


Update ON POPLA:Transport Xtra reports that BPA members have complained about the operation of the Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA).  For More information and a comment from Nick Lester click on POPLA and the BPA

Be Careful on Bank Holiday Monday!!!!

Local Government Ombudsman criticises Blaby Council over bailiff issues!

Important PATAS case added relating to unloading and unloading during the course of business.

League table of diplomats owing the most in parking tickets!

Yellow lines and parking signs - Controlled Parking Zones - Car Clamping - Car Towing - Red Routes - Bus Lanes - "Key Cases" decided by the Parking Adjudicator, Contravention Codes Yellow Box Junction. London local Authority Parking Ticket Websites

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See our updated page on private parking tickets

Our Parking Ticket News Stories Have Been Updated Today!

Disgraceful - Tower Hamets Mobile CCTV parking enforcement car parked on double yellow lines!

Hear the very latest CRAZY PARKING TICKET STORIES from the UK's leading parking ticket expert. Book Barrie Segal to speak at your company's or organisation's functions by clicking this link -> tell me about crazy parking tickets!

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Parking Adjudicator states that mobile CCTV cars were not used fairly or proportionately and enforcement should have been by civil enforcement officer.

Sheep Transporter vehicle gets parking ticke!

Parking Adjudicator states that mobile CCTV cars were not used fairly or proportionately and enforcement should have been by civil enforcement officer.

Sheep Transporter vehicle gets parking ticket 

 

Moor End Road Bus Lane is not legal!! We understand that the council has now changed the signs and road markings!

The signs do no comply with the bus lane signs in The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 and do not have the road markings which are required for a bus lane. Click here for appeal (and refund request) against Moor End Road bus lane penalty charge notice.

Leeds New Bus Lane and Bus Gate seem to be creating confusion!

Pippa Middleton gets another parking ticket after being caught out by a civil enforcement officer.

Watch this space!

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Link to our "Private Parking Ticket Page.  Toy Bus given parking ticket in Brighton!

The Queen's police cars clamped by private clamper!

Mayor Boris asks President Obama to pay Congestion Charge

The latest on NHS Hospital parking tickets and clamping

 

Latest Report from the Parliamentary Transport Committee on local authority parking enforcement


And the only way to fight back is by appealing - all the way to the adjudicator if need be!  HERE IS THE VERY LATEST SCAM I HAVE UNCOVERED! WHEN SOME WESTMINSTER CCTV OPERATORS SEE EVIDENCE THAT A PASSENGER IS GETTING INTO A TAXI THEY RAPIDLY MOVE THE CAMERA TO THE VEHICLE'S NUMBER PLATE TO DISGUISE THE FACT THAT THE PASSENGER HAS GOT IN.  WESTMINSTER HAVE NOW ADJUDICATOR CRITICISED THE COUNCIL IN AT LEAST TWO CASES! CLICK HERE FOR MORE!  THE EVENING STANDARD HAVE NOW TAKEN UP THE STORY .... AND THE STORY GOES ON!!  

FANTASTIC PRIVATE CLAMPING COURT VICTORY FOR MOTORIST SEE PRIVATE CLAMPING COURT VICTORY

Latest News Story! Dateline London :  Lambeth Parking Ticket Appeals Official who cancelled his own penalty charge is fired and loses his appeal.  See more News.

CAMDEN COUNCIL LOSE  CREDIT CARD SURCHARGE HIGH COURT CASE - JUDGMENTAND ANOTHER CAMDEN MESS? MORE THAN 1,400 DRIVERS MAY HAVE BEEN FINED IN ERROR.

News Flash - Hight Court decision on taxi driver and private hire vehicles.

WISHING YOU A HAPPY PARKING TICKET FREE NEW YEAR

 

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SCANDAL IN HACKNEY.  The Head of Parking Sean Adams didn't dispay his permit and got his car towed.  But surprise, surprise his car was returned to him. Here is my Quote - "Barrie Segal of website Appeal Now, which helps motorists challenge parking tickets, said he was “disgusted” by the special treatment.

He added: “The council claims its parking enforcement is fair and transparent, but clearly it is one rule for them and one for the others.”

To read Merton Council's rely to my questions on the case below read Merton Council Penalty Charge Notice Fiasco.

On Saturday I appeared on BBC Breakfast TV and BBC New 24 to talk about council requests to increase penalty charge prices.  Some proposed changes outside London would DOUBLE(!) the current figure.  It was pointed out that in Cambridge the cost to park for a day  - £25 is equal to the discounted penalty charge price and that therefore to discourage people from parking illegally [sic] the penalty charge price should increase! I have a better solution - encourage people to  use council parking facilities by HALVING the parking charges.  But that would be too simple and would reduce revenue.

 

‘Cowards’ back down over parking farce when 90 year old disabled lady gets two parking tickets in 15 minutes.  Thanks to the Echo News the council backed down.  Read more at Penalty Charge Notices cancelled thanks to the Echo News!

 

You will not believe this!! Civil Enforcement Officers park in a disabled bay and then give ticket to disabled driver who couldn’t park there!   There is a photo of the CEOs actually parked in the disabled bay!

Fireman breaks down in road - get fine! More to follow.

Denver bogus parking ticket update: Parking agents lose badges!

The Ghost Ticket is alive and well in Chicago as Chicago Man Sues Police officers Over Bogus Retaliatory Parking Tickets

Remembrance Day parade troops get parking tickets!

What Did a Parking Attendant Find in an Italian Park?

Penalty Charge Christmas present for Glasgow!

New York Alternate Side Parking Law to Change

False "revenge" parking charge notice issued in Denver

STOP PRESS: CLAMPING ON PRIVATE LAND TO BE BANNED! The ban, which will be introduced in the new Freedom Bill in November of this year, will stop wheel clamping companies in England and Wales from being able to clamp vehicles or tow vehicles parked on private land.

The government says that once legislation is in effect, anyone who clamps or tows away a vehicle on private land will face tough penalties. But the question is "How will these companies make up for their loss of revenue?" I know how - do you?  You will need to be extra careful to avoid being a victim.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR BREAKING PARKING TICKET NEWS!!!COUNCIL WORKMEN DRAW THE LINE!

CAMDEN COUNCIL GUILTY OF PREJUDICING MOTORISTS AT PATAS PARKING TICKET APPEALS!! CLICK ON CAMDEN GUILTY TO READ MORE!  CHECK OUT THE NEWS ON OUR NEWS PAGE!

LAMBETH PARKING TICKET INVESTIGATION!! - EALING YELLOW BOX JUNCTIONS ILLEGAL! REFUNDS BEING GIVEN TO MOTORISTS AND PCNs CANCELLED! GO TO PARKING TICKET NEWS

WATCH THIS SPACE!! MOVING TRAFFIC PENALTIES - £ MILLIONS ILLEGALLY COLLECTED BY COUNCILS!

APPEALNOW.COM IS NOW IN ITS 8TH YEAR HELPING THE PUBLIC FIGHT UNFAIR PARKING TICKETS. Thank you to all our supporters in 115 countries. Keep watching here for the very latest news!

Many people believe that you cannot take on the might of a local authority to fight an unfair parking ticket or penalty charge notice, clamping or the dreaded tow-away.  Although winning against councils under the current regime of parking enforcement appears difficult the facts show that this is not the case. We continue to help motorists win appeals against councils' parking tickets and have won important victories for motorists.  The latest victory relates to the massive Zone F Controlled Parking Zone comprising the whole of central London.  In a landmark decision at the Parking and Traffic Appeals Service, the Chief Parking Adjudicator held that the single yellow lines in that Zone are unenforceable.  In that case  he stated "I am therefore not prepared to find that Zone F is properly signed".  This has been reinforced by the latest case Barrie Segal- v - City of Westminster (PATAS Case No. 2090277347) which also comments on Controlled Parking Zones B5, B7, E and G. There has been another Segal - v- Westminster case on this issue. I have also recently won another case on this matter. So if you want to appeal press the red button now!  Penalty charge notice ( fixed penalty notices are only issued by the police or traffic wardens and relate to parking offences) can be succesfully appealed.


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See the update on our private parking webpage.  One motorist has received a so called "Charge Certificate" from a private company.  Only local authorities and Transport for London can issue these.  I have seen this so called Charge Certificate and in my view it is highly misleading.   Click on this link to find out more Illegally Issued "Private" Charge Certificates!.

 

Been towed or clamped?     Or fallen foul of the London congestion charge?                    

Appealnow.com may be able to help you.

Nobody likes to get a parking ticket. The feeling of dread, regret and anger when we see a parking ticket stuck on our windscreen is familiar to far too many of us. And more and more people get parking tickets each year.

The really unlucky ones find their cars clamped or towed away with nothing but the promise of a big bill to look forward to.

Many motorists don't bother to appeal their parking tickets, clamping or towing fees because they feel that to do so is:

  • Time consuming
  • Complicated
  • Expensive
  • Bureaucratic

and that they risk higher penalties if their appeal fails.

The relentless attitude of local authorities' parking enforcement makes motorists believe that it's all all about raising money  - (see www.appealnow.com/news).

If you get at parking ticket click on the link to read Barrie Segal's 5 steps to help you win your appeal.

 

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Why is it such a problem?

Local authorities are increasingly using the parking ticket 'system' to raise money. Moreover the commercial parking ticket issued to transport and courier companies is big business. Gone are the days when parking tickets were used to keep the traffic flowing - they are now a major money spinner. And with that commercialism comes the increasing likelihood that a parking ticket is issued unfairly, incorrectly or illegally.

Barrie Segal, Appealnow.com's founder and an acknowledged authority on parking tickets in the UK, estimates that as many as "5 million parking tickets per annum could be illegal and unenforceable."

More people than ever before are lodging appeals (appeals are 30% up year-on-year in London alone) and 63% of all appeals are upheld by the parking adjudicator!

The chances are that your parking ticket can be appealed.

That's why Appealnow.com was set up!

AppealNow.com has been asked to assist ITV who are looking for people who have received Penalty Charge Notices via CCTV.  If you have received one click on this link to find out more!

 

Why are so many parking tickets issued in error?

As local authorities have moved away from: using parking tickets as a traffic flow measure and towards a revenue generation model, their staff (a parking attendant is now called a civil enforcement officer) have been under increasing pressure to 'perform'. It is no secret that parking wardens are poorly paid and work to strict quotas.have been under increasing pressure to 'perform'. It is no secret that parking wardens - sorry I mean civil enforcement officer - are poorly paid and work to strict quotas.  The fact is that the councils want you to pay parking tickets!  Very often the do not apply the parking rules that govern

"You pay lowest wages you get lowest quality people" Peter Guest, vice president of the British Parking Association in evidence he gave to the Commons Transport Committee.

"There are currently seven DPE Councils outside London that clamp or remove vehicles. They are: Birmingham, Blackpool, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham and Oxfordshire... The fact that these Councils between them elected not to contest 28% of the appeals brought in cases involving the clamping or removal of vehicles, gives cause for concern." Chief Parking Adjudicator on Clamping and Towing away.


The Traffic Management Act 2004- The Hidden Minefields

The Traffic Management Act 2004 came into force on 31st March 2008!! (If it was due to come into force on 1st April that would have been more appropriate because there are many hidden dangers in the supposedly "fairer" [sic] legislation.) Motorists will need to be on their guard!

The government has missed a golden opportunity to make parking enforcement fairer but has scored an own goal.  The warnings that I raised about this new legislation have proved to be correct and thousands of unfair parking tickets have been issued particularly by CCTV.  Motorists who want to challenge their CCTV issued penalty charges notices only get one chance to appeal to the local authority. So if you want to appeal don't delay and click on this link.

RECEIVED A  PRIVATE PARKING TICKET FOR PARKING ON PRIVATE LAND? - CLICK ON THIS LINK

Click on these links to  learn more about yellow lines and parking signs - Controlled Parking Zones - Car Clamping - Car Towing - Red Routes - Bus Lanes - "Key Cases" decided by the Parking Adjudicator.

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Also click these links if you have received an Orders for Recovery , and/or a bailiff visit

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IMPORTANT NEWS FLASH - PARKING ADJUDICATOR HOLDS THAT PARKING TICKETS ON SATURDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2009 WERE ISSUED ILLEGALLY! READ MORE ON OUR NEWS PAGE

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL BLITZ STREETS WITH CCTV ISSUED PCNS - FOR MORE CLICK ON WESTMINSTER COUNCIL CCTV PARKING TICKET BLIZZARD!

IF YOU GOT A PARKING TICKET AND PAID UP AND WANT TO CLAIM A REFUND GO TO BOXING DAY PARKING TICKETS.

IF YOU WERE MISLED INTO PAYING AND WANT TO GET YOU MONEY BACK WE ARE WORKING ON A WEBPAGE WITH OUR SUGGESTIONS.  IT WILL BE AT BOXING DAY PARKING TICKET REFUNDS.

Dick Turpin (Sorry I mean Camden Council) forced to refund £134,000 in parking fines.  Click on the link Dick Turpin Parking Tickets

(Un)civil Enforcement Officer suspended after being caught on film swearing at a motorist.  Go to swearing CEO suspended

Barrie Segal appeared live on the prestigious New York's AUTOLAB Radio Broadcast on Saturday 27th March 2010.  Click on this link New York's Radio Programme for Motorists to hear a recording of the programme.

Keep an eye out for an update to our "private" parking ticket page.

According to Islington Council ".. it is not the role of a CEO to inspect bay markings and make an assessment as to whether bay markings are inadequate when enforcing PCNs". 

This was the astonishing statement made to one of our newsletter subscriber when he pointed out that there were NO BAY MARKINGS WHATSOEVER after he got a parking tickets.  This deserves a dishonourable mention in our scams page!  See Scam 74!

MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL's 5000+ ILLEGAL BUS LANE TICKETS - BUS LANE TICKET REFUNDS

ANOTHER WIN FOR THE MOTORIST IN A SUSPENDED BAY CASE - WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE.

NORTHERN IRELAND PARKING ATTENDANTS COST DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF THE FINES RAISED! READ MORE ABOUT NORTHERN IRELAND PARKING TICKETS.

NEWS FLASH - PRIVATE CLAMPING MOTORISTS WILL BE ABLE TO APPEAL AND GET REFUNDS!

WESTMINSTER TO ISSUE WARNINGS NOT PARKING TICKETS! I AM WAITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

URGENT WARNING ON STOLEN LOG BOOKS CLICK HERE -> STOLEN DVLA LOG BOOKS

BRENT COUNCIL TO REFUND BOXING DAY PARKING TICKETS - CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

TICKET TARGETS? LEAKED NSL E-MAIL SAYS  'There are still a significant number of people issuing at a rate of below 0.9 per hour.' IT THEN GOES ON TO SAY "We should not be uncomfortable about using the disciplinary process'.  This is very interesting indeed.  For more on this story click here

COUNCILS ISSUE PARKING TICKETS TO THEMSELVES - AND THEN SUE THEMSELVES !!! CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR THE FULL STORY 

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea lose £640,000 on towing and clamping vehicles.  Unbelievable - to find out more click on this link clamping and towing news about Kensington & Chelsea

Watch for information about suspended parking bays coming shortly.

KEEP AN EYE ON REDBRIDGE COUNCIL - WATCH THIS SPACE!

Although Clamping on vehicles on private land is illegal in Scotland the Scottish Court Service has started clamping cars for for outstanding fines.

Scotland pay increase parking penalties from £60 to £80 or £100!

NEW PARKING TICKET SCAM ADDED - NOW WE HAVE 74 PARKING SCAMS!

Scam number 74 uncovered. Parking Ticket Scams uncovered now reach 74!.

Another two parking scams uncovered. Watch out here!

AppealNow.com Crazy Parking Ticket Awards

The rabbit that got a parking ticket!At Appealnow.com we are constantly on the lookout for examples of parking wardens gone mad. The rabbit that got a parking ticket is one of our favourites but the mourners at a funeral who were given tickets was an instance of the insensitive side of bureaucracy. More recently the whole country was outraged to learn that Transport for London and Wandsworth Council had issued parking tickets to the volunteers who were bravely trying to save the London whale. Thankfully those tickets have now been overturned on appeal.

Please let us know of any examples of local authority parking ticket lunacy that you come across. Like the latest crazy situation where councils issue parking tickets to their own vehicles and "sue" them selves at the Parking Adjudicator.  Islington Council even asked for costs against itself!!

Don't get lumbered with parking fines through your own inaction.

It's bad enough getting a parking ticket, but paying it without at least investigating whether you have a valid appeal would be a real pity. You'd be amazed at how many tickets are issued incorrectly - Appealnow.com's creator and best selling author of "The Parking Ticket Awards: Crazy Councils, Meter Madness & Traffic Warden Hell", Barrie Segal represented the motorist in the famous High Court case commonly referred to as the " Moses -v- Barnet " case ( R (London Borough of Barnet ) v Parking Adjudicator [2006] EWHC 2357 (Admin); [2007] RTR 14 ) which decided that millions of parking tickets (PCNs) issued by UK local authorities were invalid and unenforceable. As a result, over 6 million parking tickets worth over £300 million were invalidly issued!

Your parking ticket or worse your parking tickets might well have been unfairly or illegally issued - in fact the odds suggest that you are more likely than not to have your ticket cancelled on appeal. 

Appealnow.com  can help you to lodge your appeal within the next five minutes at the touch of a button.

 

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STUNG BY WHEEL CLAMPERS OR TOWED FROM PRIVATE LAND? - CLICK THIS LINK.

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