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Hi Jo,How are you today?I was given a parking ticket there were no roadmarkings but a single sign at the entry point and one 30m to the front of my parked car.I appealed the ticket based on the above and they say its still stands as the area is loading bay and sometimes they do not put yellow lines or road markings as they are and I quote: unsightly and need maintenance.
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Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 7 months ago
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Hi what is your question about this please?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Was the ticket unlawful?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The area was a loading bay but there were no road markings to accompany the single post sign at entry, or the one to the far front of my vehicle about 30m away. I didn't see why I couldn't park there
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 7 months ago

Who is the issuer please?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The parking enforcement group representing the local council of Brentwood, Essex
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 7 months ago

So the local council is the original issuer?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
its on behalf of them on public road
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 7 months ago

So you parked in a loading bay?

With signs but no road markings?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
just one sign on the other side of the road at entry point but none on the side of the road where my car was parked. No road markings. nothing on the curb..just the sign.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no loading bay lines either, just tarmac road
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
this was apparently a loading 'area' not a specific loading 'bay' its designated by a single sign on one side of the road, the opposite side of the road that I parked on, which had no signage at all or road markings, its just a normal road, no lines, bays or markings
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 7 months ago

How far away from the sign was it roughly?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i have attached a plan drawing...about 5>8m away on the opposite side of the road
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 7 months ago

Thank you.

It is obviously difficult for me to assess distances from a diagram and I know that some of Essex Borough Council signs are not adequate. However, that looks like the sign was fairly close and clear and the reason necessarily a requirement for this the road markings as well as signs.

When you appeal or not is ultimately a matter for you. It is sometimes worth doing because often they fail to prepare for these things. However if everything were properly prepared the decision probably would be that that is an adequate and compliance notification and you were in breach unless of course you were loading.

I'm very sorry but I can only give you truthful information.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

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