There were hearings on only 1 day in this week, and 3 cases processed by postal decision on Xmas Eve. The upshot was 14 PCN cancelled and 12 upheld.
The more notable cancellation cases were:
- not clear that the suspension sign was clear and adequate
- the traffic warden was not prevented by some person from issuing a PCN and so the right to serve it by post did not exist
- no clear reason for the existence of a dropped kerb in Grahame Park Way, just because a pedestrian might use it doesn't mean it was for that purpose (there can't be a similar dropped kerb on the opposite side of the road0
- no evidence that the Saracens Event Day zone was properly signed
- a lady who uses the PayByPhone app and only has one registered car was found not to be at fault when payment did not show up.
- formal representations were rejected but they weren't representations
- a blue badge was found to have been on display
- council referred to single yellow lines not double so hadn't properly considered representations
- an adjudicator phoned a witness to confirm the story of a traffic warden having walked off without issuing a PCN (it is unusual for an adjudicator to do this, normally you would submit a signed written statement by the witness or take them along to the hearing).
What will 2014 bring in the way of adjudications? Stay with me to find out.