Here I am, having a Penalty charge notice at a place where no sign was visible.
I went to my uni for final submission of my thesis. Day before yesterday, I parked my car at the university campus in a normal bay where there was no sign on contracutal parking was visible. Yesterday, when I went to remove the car in the afternoon, I saw this notice on the driver side window. When I contacted the Unviersity security, they had a word with the parking company and were told that although, no contractual parking sign was visible where i parked the car but the car was parked there for two consecutive days and I was issued a warning on the first day and a PCN on second day. They said that there were signs all over the university and I had to pay heed to them and I have no option except to pay the fine within 14 days or it will increase which may ultimately lead to court proceedings. If I want, I can file an appeal with the same campany who issued me the PCN !
Now, I know it was not a good thing to park at the Uni Campus. But, I want to know what my options are now given that I did not find any warning notice on my window yesterday morning when I went there to leave my stuff in the boot. It could be possible that some drunk student might have taken it off the window who are rampant at night in the campus.
It seems quite strange that I have to appeal to the same company who I feel I vicitim of.
Shall I pay fine and file the appeal with the same parking company. I am sure that there wont be any benefit of appeal because the company seems too adamant to consider it when the security guy talked to them
Shall I contest it, if yes, where should I start from? Is there a official neutral body where I can send my appeal or what?
I have a request please, I am feeling down already so please spare me of any taunts or negative remarks at the moment, I will really appreciate it.