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custardc
I was parked in a P+D car park and my ticket had lapsed by 10 minutes and they got me sad.gif

These are what were enclosed within the pouch:

http://i.imgur.com/wlfyd.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/xbku3.jpg

Doesn't mention an act of parliament of Penalty Charge Notice or anything looking too official except for Vale Of Glamorgan Council, I'm tempted to just ignore it totally.

What's your advice please? smile.gif
SchoolRunMum
Ignore it at your peril - it's an Excess Charge from a Council. Google it or search 'Excess Charge' on here.

I think most people say pay these but wait and see what others say.
bama
I have known these to be backed by rubbish Traffic Orders.
but the short deadline means that fast work is required to uncover that.
Bogsy
QUOTE (bama @ Tue, 16 Aug 2011 - 22:34) *
I have known these to be backed by rubbish Traffic Orders.
but the short deadline means that fast work is required to uncover that.


Agreed. It is also quite common that the excess charge notice does not contain all the information prescribed by the order or it conveys information contrary to the order. Try and get hold of the order and upload ASAP. This enforcement system these days tends to be used by "backwater" councils who don't have the confidence to modernise and a common feature is that they never follow through with the threats as they lack the will or know how to approach the DVLA or contract bailiffs. I'm not saying this is certainly the case here but it is worth making enquiries.
hcandersen
Try this for size:

http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/our_coun.../car_parks.aspx

My money's on there not being any traffic order (and when you look at the ECN there's no reference to any statute or regulations).

You must contact the council and ask for a copy of the traffic order. If there isn't one then we're looking at the law of contract and the council's actual losses - in effect it's a private parking company charging for a service.


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