FOI Request - Penalty Charge Notices Information

Request 101000244861

For the purposes of this request “documents” includes but is not limited to letters, memoranda internal or otherwise, notes, notes of meetings, minutes,  e-mails, e-mail attachments and images, photographs, video film in any format. Please include all documents relating to details of policy, procedures, decision-making, reports, minutes of meetings.

Please Note: The abbreviation "PCN" has been used to refer to "Penalty Charge Notices" issued under decriminalised parking legislation.  If you have not implemented the Traffic Management Act 2004 or In Scotland The Road Traffic Act 1991 and are issuing Fixed Penalty Notices for parking contraventions please give your answers by reference to the number of Fixed Penalty Notices.

1. The number of PCNs issued

2. The number of PCNs cancelled at the first informal appeal.

3. The number of PCNs cancelled after the formal appeal.

4. The number of PCNs cancelled after a hearing before a parking adjudicator or in the case of Fixed Penalties a magistrates court

5. PCNs cancelled after the appeals went to the parking adjudicator but before a hearing.

For each stage:
6. The number of PCNs cancelled where the PCN was issued to a person with a residents' permit.

7. The number of PCNs cancelled where the PCN was issued to a person with a disabled badge.

8. The number of PCNs cancelled where the PCN was issued to a person who is an employee.

9. The number of PCNs cancelled where the PCN was issued to a council contractor with a residents' permit.

10. The number  of PCNs cancelled where the PCN was issued to a person not in the above category.

11. (a) Does the council allow and consider letters of support from the managers of employees who have received a parking fine

12. (b) Does the council have any current serving employees under active investigation for submitting a false parking fine appeal ?

13. (c) Does the council allow the managers of its car parking department or parking enforcement department and/or the department or team which investigates the misuse of disabled  to submit letters of support on behalf of council employees who have received a parking fine.

Response 21-05-2014

For the purpose of this FOI the information supplied is on the issuing of excess charge notices in our off-street car park (pay and display and free).

1. 2013/14 - 199      2012/13 - 339

2. In total cancelled: 2013/14 - 21      2012/13 - 55

3. There is no formal appeal process:

In 2013/14 21 cancelled-13 no valid ticket on display (Pay and Display)
 7 unauthorised use of reserved bay (disabled)
 1 out with the limits of a marked bay

In 2012/13 55 cancelled- 44 no valid ticket on display (Pay & Display)
 7 unauthorised use of reserved bay (disabled)
 4 outwith the limits of a marked bay

4. N/A.

5. N/A.

6. N/A.

7. N/A.

8. None - staff are treated in the same way as members of the public.

9. N/A.

10. 2013/14 - 21      2012/13 - 55

11. No.

12. No.

13. No.

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