On Friday 28th of June 2019 I was dropping some furniture off at Café Culture on Mostyn Street, I was parked on double yellows, the front of the vehicle was in the bus stop, I was parked half on the pavement and half on the road, there was no parking spaces available. Whilst talking to the proprietor in the café, without any warning from “Where’s Wally”, the traffic warden he had written a ticket out around the corner, he was like one of the seagulls looking for prey.
He quickly moved to the front of the vehicle and placed the parking ticket on the windscreen, on a Vauxhall combo van, registration FE58 FNF.
“Where’s Wally” the traffic warden did not see my wife sitting in the van, as stated he had already written out the ticket from behind the van, I am local and he could’ve easily come in to the café or asked my wife to move the vehicle, he was more interested in issuing the fixed penalty for £70, it’s all about targets for them.
My wife immediately phoned me while I was in the café and I came straight out to speak to him he had his cocky attitude hat on. Whilst I was talking to him, he turned on his body-cam and turned it towards me, I told him you’re a jobsworth, a traffic warden who doesn’t know the legislation, you’re employed by the local council and responsible for ensuring that parking regulations are being followed and issuing penalty charge notices (PCNS or fines) where required and to make sure they are placed correctly on the right vehicle.
I then told ‘Where’s Wally” I’ll make you famous.
“Wally” wrote down and took a photo of the number plate on the trailer, reg S9 MJC which was being towed by my van and he wrote down the make of this vehicle as Vauxhall Combo, the van is a Vauxhall Combo but the number plate on the trailer is registered to a Volkswagen Caddy.
Any other traffic warden please read… A fixed penalty notice when issued has to have the correct registration number of the offending vehicle. Wally’s mistake was taking the photo from behind, which was the plate on the trailer, had he not been sly and gone to the front of the vehicle he would have seen the correct number plate to the van, when a vehicle is towing, you need to check that both sets of plates are the same or the same mistake will happen again.
More posts to follow very shortly.
JFT96 – YNWA