On Sat 19 August I find a parking ticket on my car, my car had been in the same spot for a few days. It says the car was parked in a restricted area on 18 August.....more info online. Go online. Photos of car and parking suspension notices shown online. Photos blurred so text of notice cannot be read and notices placed so they could not be seen very clearly. Challenged ticket based on these two points and the fact I was convinced no prior notice to 18 August was given. Response was that the suspension was for Emergency Repairs and no notice is required for an emergency. Strange but true councils can suspend parking with no notice in case of emergency. Received official PCN demanding £120. Made formal representations stating that there is no evidence of any work being carried out on 18 August and if I am mistaken perhaps they could explain what works were done and why it was an emergency?
4 months later council drop the fine and explain there were "problems" with the parking notices.
So in summary, without notice, a parking suspension was put up and taken down the same day, I was issued with a ticket when I shouldn't have been but when I challenged it they still attempted to defend it over a 4 month period.
Nice. Don't let them win!