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Annual Parking Report 2021 to 2022

Challenges, representations and appeals

The purpose of a Penalty Charge Notice is to encourage compliance with parking restrictions. The issue of a Penalty Charge Notice should act as a deterrent and hopefully through time re-educate drivers to ensure parking regulations are adhered to. Civic Enforcement Officers will only issue a Penalty Charge Notice where they are convinced from the evidence they have before them that a contravention has occurred.

The Council is committed to give a fair, transparent and consistent approach to dealing with correspondence at all times throughout the appeals process.

The aim of the Council is to respond to all informal challenges within 14 days, and formal representations within the required 56 day timeframe.

For further information on parking policy and enforcement visit our Pay a parking fine page or the Patrol UK website.

Parking PCN's - Reasons for Cancellation 21/22
Cancellation reason 2021 to 22Number cancelled
Challenge - General (eg additional evidence provided)99
Challenge - Blue Badge Warning6
Challenge - Loading13
Challenge - Valid P&D17
Challenge - Valid Permit21
Challenge - CEO Error8
Representation - General (eg additional evidence provided)18
Representation - Over 56 Days0
Representation - Valid P&D00
Representation - Valid Permit0


The table shows the reasons for cancellation of a Penalty Charge Notice following receipt of either an informal challenge or representation. Grounds for challenges and representations can be found on our Pay a parking fine page.