Gwynaethva wrote:An empty envelope does not mean it's not been correctly served at all (there's usually a picture taken of the PCN to prove that it was served).
The Parking Attendant would have absolutely no motive to not stick it on... A second Parking Attendant seen would have been checking the ticket as you can only issue one PCN to the same vehicle in the same place on any given day (any multiple PCNs would be reflected in the parking attendants' statistics and if they showed to be habitual it would probably be a disciplinary offence. It could be construed to be a way of them pushing up their issue numbers and it costs the council for paper, time etc cancelling and writing back to the owner of the vehicle and puts the council in a bad light so it is seriously discouraged from the council's side.)
Graham, the 5 minutes is just the observation period given only to commercial and commercially marked vehicles (this 'rule' changes Borough to Borough). You actually have 20 minutes to unload on a single yellow (where no loading restrictions) provided that you attend the vehicle once every 5 minutes... - If you're loading while parked on the pavement though someone who is able to drive it) needs to stay with the vehicle at all times. (Did you know that? It's because our pavements are not built to carry loads anything like what a road can and lots of water/ gas mains (and other services) run under pavements and so can be badly damaged by heavy vehicles sitting on top.)
Just trying to be helpful and let you know the actual legislation that councils use rather than hearsay and speculation... (I worked in parking for 9 years (as a system analyst-software developer) so had to know the actual legalities involved in order to develop the software around it...)
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
That is quite informative, thanks!