I received a PCN for parking outside Barclays on a Saturday morning. The PCN is based on a camera. I had thought of challenging it on the technicality that the PCN shows the duration from 0836 to 0836 ie zero.
However, I notice that if I pay within 21 days the fine is reduced to 50%. BUT if I challenge it and the challenge is refused I have to pay the full amount regardless of how soon I pay up.
In the past, the count down to 21 days was halted until the challenge was examined and resumed only after a refusal was notified.
Am I brave enough to risk a further £50 in challenging ? Probably not. Is this the Council's way of deterring challenges ?
This also seems to contradict the article in Haringey People which says " If a PCN can't be cancelled, the council must tell you why. You must then pay the fine (you can pay at the discount rate if you challenged the PCN within 14 days).
Anyway, people, be aware that there is a camera 50 yards north of Barclays which issues parking notices.