My first parking penalty

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by heyoh, Jun 9, 2014.

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  1. heyoh

    heyoh Active Member
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    Well after years of window cleaning i received my first parking ticket today... Ive been quite lucky, also i think when wardens see a van with the yellow hose they probably now what im doing.
    Anyway this warden today didnt care. I know i could have asked the customer for a permit, but as i said i never had such a problem. Its only 35 quid if i pay it in 14 days, but i will appeal anyway. Does anyone have any experience in this regard? I wouldnt want to involve my customer, but if i have to im sure he wont mind writing a couple sentences for me.
    The van was actually parked in front of their drive, so if anything i was blocking their drive.

    Ps i wasnt sure which thread i should post it to
     
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  2. Smurf

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    #2 Smurf, Jun 9, 2014
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    Did you take any pics?

    Also did you have any warning cones out too?

    I have never had any issues in resident parking areas nor double yellows for that matter either. Maybe that warden was below his quota for the day as most ones I speak too let me get on with my job as long as I'm not causing a problem with traffic flow.
     
  3. heyoh

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    Unfortunately no. I was so annoyed i just drove off. I know i should have, but im not sure the warden took any
     
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    I would contest the fine anyway and see what happens as you where clearly working on a property at the time under the direction of the house owner
     
  5. RiceRocket

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    As long as you're clearly working then having a sign on the dashboard stating something like 'Window Cleaner working nearby' should suffice as a Traffic Warden informed me in the past.
     
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    I'm sure the warden could see that will the trailing hose. Sounds like a jobs worth to me :confused:
     
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    Yeah sounds it. They take digital photos now don't they so if a tradesman sign was visible then it could easily be contested unless the vehicle was ridiculously parked causing danger to others.
     
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    Was he on one of them mopeds? Next time run your hose across the road and when he comes along on his hair dryer, get a mate to yank the other end of the hose up. Job done :hehehe:
     
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