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I was over in Solihull on the 16th of this month. Sonís birthday so booked a table at a restaurant that he likes.

Anyway, during the time there I managed to get a parking ticket. Fair, hold my hands up and admit it. Thatís not the problem.

Problem is. On the ticket machines it states that the penalty is £40.00. On the ticket it states £50. (Pay it within 14 days and you only pay half).

So tried to pay it through Solihull website. Not allowing me to do that cos I don't have an account number!! No number on the PCN that refers to an account number.

Called the number on the back of the notice and thatís an incorrect number (it states 24/7) yeah right "the office is now closed"...

Finally got the right number (looks like a number of printing errors on the penalty charge notice form) and thatís asking for a 7 digit reference number. Nothing on the PCN.

Its bad enough trying to get a parking space so no other toad bangs your doors. Don't mind paying the fine, its the inconsistencies of the ticket that has hacked me off.

Right, off to put the little one to bed then itís the whisky I think.
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Re: Parking Tickets

I have managed to contest successfully every ticket i have ever got. Because the wardens (or whatever they're called now) dont know their own rules. I bet if you looked into it enough there would be a way out. Once you find the clause that may grant you a cancellation the councils are really easy to push around. I am amazed each time i do it how little they fight for it.

Might be worth a go.
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Just got a result

I sent an email to the council and explained that the ticket issued had the wrong telephone number on the back. The website address was incorrect and on the ticket machines in the area the penalty charge states £40. Not £50. (even sent them a photo of the ticket machine)

So asked for proof that they had issued notification of the increase.

Got an email back from them.

I have checked with my manager and it seems that this penalty charge notice was issued incorrectly.

Could you please write into Parking Service at Solihull Council and challenge the Penalty Charge Notice and then we can get it cancelled.


Thats what I call a restult
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Not much of a rant though
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Just got a result

I sent an email to the council and explained that the ticket issued had the wrong telephone number on the back. The website address was incorrect and on the ticket machines in the area the penalty charge states £40. Not £50. (even sent them a photo of the ticket machine)

So asked for proof that they had issued notification of the increase.

Got an email back from them.

I have checked with my manager and it seems that this penalty charge notice was issued incorrectly.

Could you please write into Parking Service at Solihull Council and challenge the Penalty Charge Notice and then we can get it cancelled.

Thats what I call a restult
Knew it!! Never pay for a ticket until you have contested it.

Good on ya!
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Thats what I call a restult
And it's what I call a result.








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