Transport for London
PO BOX 4555, BN131XY
Please reply within 14
Mon, 14 Nov 2005 14:44:59
PCNGF02604678 the printing is poor, the last digits might be 4878?
At 13.10 office T17322
also printing poor. Not sure here.
Vehicle EFR???? is actual
licence number to corroborate.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I wish to please
contest the above PCN as technically not being an offence.
The facts are that my
husband, parked momentarily on the double lines outside the bank, to
enter and deposit two envelopes in the box, and depose his signature
at the counter. He could not find a free parking spot, and in a
moment of great concern, and while under considerable pain, from a
recent attack, he took the shortest line to the door, which placed
the vehicle very briefly on the two lines. As he entered the bank,
placed the envelopes in the box, and went to the counter, where
there only one party in front of him, he looked back and saw the
warden approaching the car. I had already got out of the car,
approached the warden and asked him to give us the grace of a mere
minute to accomplish the task in hand, and then go to the chemist to
obtain some pain-killers. (He suffers from Heart disease, RBBB of
the heart, Gout, Arthritis and others) He takes a considerable
amount of medicine, and as I could not depose his signature, he was
required to complete this task with the minimum pain if possible,
having suffered a serious attack over the weekend.
The situation is that
while the offence was committed momentarily, the traffic lights were
red at the same time, and his exeat was expected to be accomplished
before they turned green.
the warden had only just opened his booking form when I approached
him to beg for grace, and my husband on seeing the situation left
the bank with the task unaccomplished. He then entered the car and
while I stood by, drove off to a vacant space that had just become
available across the other side of the lights.
I was waiting as a
matter of courtesy with the warden, who stated he had to fill the
ticket, as he too was being observed by his superintendent from a
distance. Thus the car had been immediately removed, it not
having caused any obstruction being just in front of the filled bays
behind us. Had I left with him, the ticket would not have been
either given to us, or placed on the vehicle since the duration was
too timely to allow the warden to fill the details and give it to
Since I had addressed
the warden, and he understood the situation, it was a courtesy that
I remained on hand to accept the ticket that would otherwise
definitely not been attached to the vehicle since it took more
minutes to complete, I was with the warden for some 2 minutes at
least after the vehicle had left the scene. The warden stated he had
to continue with the ticket since he was being observed, and
understanding this I waited for him to complete it and accept it,
with an understanding that should we contest it, and you refer it
back to him, he would corroborate what took place, and I have
I would therefore beg
that you show a little grace here, in reciprocation to our
immediately vacating the scene and my waiting on hand for a ticket
that we would otherwise not have had affixed to the car. I
understood there was some tolerance in these situations, especially
for disabled people, his badge was on display, and beg that this
momentary lapse be considered sympathetically, and I assure you it
will not happen again.
I would appreciate a
reply within the period of 14 days, this letter has been posted 1st
class on the same day of the issue of the ticket, as it may be the
case my husband would ask for a hearing, to confirm the truth of
Mrs M. Winter,
PP A. Winter, as he is
now returned to bed.
excuse any errors as this was written in haste.
PS I do not
drive, and he had to attend to this, otherwise he would have merely
dropped me at the kerb and driven off.
conclusion to this, was that TfL commenced with bullying tactics,
and serial derogation of duties, breaking the RTA 1991, section 45,
and onwards. Effectively ganging up. Mr. Winter decided to take them
on, and the case built up strongly against them, then they backed
the case is