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Topic: Re:PCN advice please
Posted by: Paul Corcoran
Date/Time: 09/03/15 16:57:00

It is not only mean-spirited of them but ridiculously short-sighted of them not to allow appeals of this nature. Ringo is a very useful facility and its use benefits both residents and the Council as the processing of payment for parking becomes much more efficient. Having to handle lots of small change will reduce the ultimate surplus on parking charges sufficiently.

An intelligently run Council would recognise this and always be willing to consider mitigating factors when someone makes a genuine mistake when paying by Ringo. Hounslow in this case are going for the short term gain of fining you but in the longer term many people are going to be discouraged from using these payment methods because they are fearful of getting fined for a data entry error.

Sadly I don't think taking this to PATAS will do you any good. Have a look at this recent judgement:

The adjudicator isn't allowed to consider mitigating circumstances they can only take into account the rules which you have broken in a strictly technical sense. Mitigation is something that can only be considered by the Council and they seem to have a standing instruction to reject every appeal.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
PCN advice please09/03/15 15:01:00 Cheryl Hayes
   Re:PCN advice please09/03/15 16:21:00 Nigel Brooks
   Re:PCN advice please09/03/15 16:57:00 Paul Corcoran
      Re:Re:PCN advice please09/03/15 17:06:00 Nigel Brooks
         Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please09/03/15 17:21:00 Paul Corcoran
            Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please09/03/15 17:37:00 Nigel Brooks
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please09/03/15 17:59:00 Nick Jenkins
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please09/03/15 18:03:00 Nigel Brooks
   Re:PCN advice please09/03/15 18:01:00 Richard Jennings
      Re:Re:PCN advice please09/03/15 18:17:00 Maggie Dodge
         Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please09/03/15 18:39:00 Richard Jennings
         Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please09/03/15 19:35:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please09/03/15 19:54:00 Maggie Dodge
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please10/03/15 10:17:00 Anita Blake
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please10/03/15 11:09:00 Nigel Brooks
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please10/03/15 11:23:00 Nigel Brooks
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please10/03/15 11:46:00 Richard Greenhough
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please10/03/15 14:46:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please10/03/15 10:49:00 Cheryl Hayes
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please10/03/15 11:17:00 Mark Gormley
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please10/03/15 18:05:00 Simon Tranter
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN advice please10/03/15 22:25:00 Richard Jennings
   Re:PCN advice please11/03/15 11:42:00 Felicity Caborn

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