UPDATE Southport Parking Attendants give our town a bad name! January 17th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments Southport Parking Attendants give our town a bad name! Once again Southport Parking Attendants have not used their initiative when issuing a parking ticket to a car parked on Lord Street. The attendant failed to notice a valid pay & display ticket had blown off the dashboard onto the front seat after the driver had closed the door. The pay & display ticket could clearly be read but the attendant took no notice and issued the vehicle with a fixed penalty fine. The motorist involved said:” I can understand the attendant issuing a ticket for not being displayed on the dash board, but these new pay & display tickets are very thin and flimsy and mine had accidently blown off the dashboard onto the seat when I shut the car door. The pay & display ticket had four minutes left on it so I wrote a letter to the Council explaining the situation on appeal with all the evidence. Now they use very thin paper perhaps they should use a sticky back ticket like other towns do? The person in question would like to know if any other motorist has been in this position and what was the outcome? Below is the reply from Sefton Council ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. UPDATE 17th JANUARY 2014 A local motorist was in the same position as above but got her parking fine overturned! It should be one rule for all ???????? The motorist in question explains…….. Basically on the 24/5/2013 I parked my car in Derby Road Car Park in Southport (the one by ASDA), bought a ticket and put it on the dash, checked it was in place when I shut the drivers door and then got my son out of the back of the car. That day was really windy and the ticket blew over so it was face down. I came back to the car and their was a PCN on the car. I wrote an email the same day with the appeal and didn’t hear anything back, I then got a notice to owner letter from Sefton Council, I called them and stated that I had appealed by email, they said that they had received it and replied on 6th June (which they didn’t) and that it had been rejected. I wrote to them again on 10/7/2013 and hand delivered the letter to their offices stating again that I had a valid ticket and suggested to them that they get tickets with sticky labels to avoid this sort of thing happening (I have attached the appeal I sent). I got a letter about a week later basically stating it was my fault but they will overturn the ticket as a gesture of goodwill. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!