This blog post serves to answer the question “How Can I Challenge A Beauport Holiday Park PCN?”You must attach authentic evidence material to support the grounds of your formal representation to a Parking, Bus Lane, or Moving Traffic PCN. This evidence can be in the form of a medical certificate to prove your mitigating circumstances, in the form of photographs or video clips showing that the contravention didn’t take place, or a parking permit as evidence of a Parking PCN challenge.

How Can I Challenge A Beauport Holiday Park PCN?

The Beauport Holiday Park consists of the hotel, a health club, a riding school, a 186 acre golf course and a caravan park. The surrounding woodland areas comprising 164 acres also belong to Beauport Holiday Park. If you get a PCN while driving your vehicle in this area, it will be a Beauport Holiday Park PCN. This entire area of the Beauport Park is part of Hastings Borough Council and the Hastings Borough Council is responsible for administering PCNs in and around the Beauport Holiday Park.

You can challenge a Beauport Holiday Park PCN, you can either compose a written formal representation on your Notice to Owner or access the Hastings Borough Council’s online PCN challenge form. Whichever option you choose to send in your PCN appeal, the evidence you attach with it forms the most important aspect of your case, so you need to give time for collecting evidence material on a daily basis.

In order to compose a successful formal representation to the Hastings Borough Council, you need to be prepared for being handed a Parking Zone, Bus Lane entry or moving traffic PCN. For each time you park your vehicle in a parking bay, you need to preserve your pay and display tickets, record a parking camera or digital camera video showing the duration of your stay and also make sure that you remember to remove your vehicle before your time limit expires. If you are careless in parking your vehicle or have lost track of the time or are unaware of all the parking contraventions enforced at the zone, you will not be able to challenge the PCN.

Similarly, you must have a map of all the bus lanes (or bus-only streets) along your daily route to prevent breaching a Bus Lane while travelling to your destination. This map should preferably be memorized by connecting the Bus lane location with the contravention code 34J, 34M 34 F or 51J. If you do end up breaching a Bus Lane by mistake, you can state your authentic mitigating circumstances in your formal representation. You must remember to support these reasons with evidence such as a medical certificate showing that you are suffering from a serious illness or a video clip of the incident explaining why you turned your vehicle in the wrong direction.

It is necessary to get the help of a passenger travelling with you to film your road trips in Hastings Borough Council to have some evidence to challenge a Bus Lane or Moving Traffic PCN.

In many cases, PCNs are not enforceable and you may be able to win your case and avoid having to pay your fine.

You could begin the process by speaking to an online solicitor for as little as £5. 

What is a Penalty Charge Notice?

A Penalty Charge Notice is a monetary penalty issued to drivers or motorists for committing certain traffic contraventions including violating Parking, Bus Lane and Moving Traffic restrictions. A PCN is issued for failing to follow Parking zone, bus lane enforcement and moving traffic restrictions mentioned in the Road Traffic Act 1984 and the Traffic Management Act 2004.

A penalty charge notice can be handed to you by a Civil Enforcement Officer or dispatched to your (DVLA) residential address by post. CCTV cameras and Civil Enforcement Officers observe traffic contraventions before a violation is detected and the vehicle is charged with a PCN.

A PCN might also be issued for failing to pay road charges on time. You have 28 days to decide how and if you would like to challenge your Penalty Charge Notice. After 28 days if you have neither paid nor challenged your PCN, you will be sent a charge certificate from the Traffic Penalty Tribunal.

If you don’t challenge a PCN, you should pay the fine within 28 days, otherwise, its amount will increase by 50%. A £70 PCN will be worth £105 if you pay it in the 14 days after receiving your charge certificate.

Can I Only Challenge A Beauport Holiday Park PCN on the Hastings Borough Council Website?

Yes, you can only challenge a Beauport Holiday Park PCN on the Hastings Borough Council’s official website.

A PCN served in the Beauport Holiday Park can be challenged by sending your written formal representation to the Hastings Borough Council or by registering a PCN appeal on the 

Hastings Borough Council website. Beauport Holiday Park is a part of the Hastings Borough Council and the Hastings Borough Council is responsible for serving and dealing with Penalty Charge Notices in Beauport Holiday Park. The Hastings Borough Council will also decide the result of your Beauport Park  PCN challenge and will either choose to withdraw your PCN or send you a Notice of Rejection of Representations.

You need to begin your Beauport Holiday Park PCN challenge by recalling the events which led to your traffic violation and by listing down any mitigating circumstances which affected your actions that day. Only events and mitigating circumstances which can be explained by using photos or video evidence or other documents such as medical certificates (already in your possession) should be considered as grounds for an appeal.

Some details might occur to you a day or two after the incident as the information sinks in to reveal minute details. It is advisable to allow yourself up to 4 days to carefully review all the facts regarding your Parking, Bus Lane, or moving traffic contravention. If you are sure that the relevant contravention code was never breached, you can simply attach photo or video evidence or an (authentic) written statement from a bystander present at the scene with your Beauport Holiday Park PCN challenge.

You need to visit the Hastings Borough Council website to submit a formal representation to your PCN. You need to open this webpage to enter your PCN Number and Vehicle Registration Number. Once these details have been correctly typed on you can click on “Search” to view your PCN details. This payments and appeals service has the same account so you must be careful not to click on the PCN payment option after you log in.

Any CCTV evidence from the Hastings Borough Council can be viewed first along with other details regarding your traffic violation. After this, you can type in your formal representation and upload evidence documents.

It is essential to upload authentic evidence material with your PCN challenge to describe your mitigating circumstances to the Hastings Borough Council and for explaining your point of view of the events which took place on the traffic violation scene. The text of your appeal must state the relevant contravention code on your Hastings Borough PCN and explain how you attempted to avoid the error (supported by photos or video footage).

 Your mitigating circumstances can help to explain why you were unable to for instance breach a restricted zone or failed to follow a no entry sign or made a banned turn. Video footage or photographs can show your efforts to evade the traffic violation, which demonstrates to the Hastings Borough Council that you were well aware of the Parking Bus Lane or Moving traffic restriction in place.

Once you have proofread your appeal to eliminate any reasons for your challenge which might convey a disregard for traffic contravention codes enforced in the Hastings Borough Council (by mixing up the contraventions) or reasons which involve forgetfulness to justify your actions, you can submit the formal representation

How can I pay my Beauport Holiday Park PCN fine?

You should be aware of the fact that you can only pay your Beauport Holiday Park PCN fine online. The PCN fine can be paid online on the Hastings Borough Council’s official website (using Visa Card, Master Card, Direct Debit, or Maestro Card) This payment method saves time and is also more precise as your details are entered directly into an electronic database.

If you were looking for a postal order payment option or a choice for paying your PCN fine via the council’s telephone hotline, you might be disappointed to learn that these options are unavailable in Hastings  Borough Council. 

You need to open this webpage  to initiate your Beauport Holiday Park PCN fine payment online. You need to enter your PCN Number and Vehicle Registration Number here. After clicking on “Search” you can access the Hastings Borough Council’s Online Payments system. On the next page you can enter your payment card details to complete the payment process.

 You must remember to wait for 24 hours after your PCN is issued before attempting to pay it.

You have to pay your Beauport Holiday Park  PCN fine within 28 days. You should pay before 14 days if you don’t want to miss out on the 50% early payment discount (which reduces Parking PCNs to £35 or £25 and Moving Traffic PCNs to £35). If you pay your Beauport Bus Lane PCN within 21 days, you will have to pay just £35.

How much is the PCN fine for each of the 3 kinds of PCNs served in the Hastings Borough Council?

A Parking PCN in Hastings Borough Council is served for violating higher or lower-level parking restrictions. You have to pay £70 for committing a higher level parking contravention and £50 for a lower level parking contravention. If you pay the parking fine within 14 days, you will just be paying £35 or £25 as a 50% discount is applicable to your payment.

For failing to comply with a bus lane contravention code or a moving traffic restriction in Hastings Borough Council, you will be charged a £70 Penalty Charge Notice. The 50% early payment discount reduces both these types of PCN fines to £35 if a bus lane PCN is paid within 21 days and a moving traffic PCN is paid within 14 days

What will happen if I don’t pay my Beauport Holiday Park PCN within the 28-day limit?

You should not ignore traffic contraventions or the Penalty Charge Notices resulting from them or cultivate a careless attitude towards driving in the Hastings Borough Council. As per your driving license rules, you are bound to abide by Parking, Bus Lane, and Moving Traffic contravention codes in Hastings Bprough Council.

If you neither pay your Beauport Holiday Park PCN within 28 days nor decide to appeal against it, you will be sent a charge certificate from the Traffic Penalty Tribunal. The charge certificate increases your PCN fine by 50%, which means you will be paying £105 (or £75) now. You should pay the charge certificate within 14 days as it cannot be appealed and ignoring the charge certificate may result in the filing of a court order (for recovery of debts) against you by the Hastings Borough Council.

You will be sent a “Notice of Debt Registration” and a witness certificate from the Traffic Penalty Tribunal, if you don’t pay the charge certificate amount within 14 days. The unpaid amount will be treated as a debt with the Traffic Enforcement Centre at the Northampton County Court.

The court order for debt recovery enforces that the charge certificate amount must be paid in full within 21 days or the county court will have to use additional powers to recover the money from your possession which means employing Enforcement Agents to (contact you or) visit your personal premises.

Can I Dispute A Beauport Holiday Park PCN with the Traffic Penalty Tribunal if the Hastings Borough Council dismisses my appeal?

Yes, you can dispute the decision of the Hastings Borough Council in your “Notice of Rejection of Representations” with the Traffic Penalty Tribunal. The Traffic Penalty Tribunal website requires you to enter details given on your Notice of Rejection of Representations, after opening this webpage.

You can watch this instructional video here to learn about your challenge process. The video clearly explains how to use the online service offered by the Traffic Penalty Tribunal. On the Traffic Penalty Tribunal webpage, you will first have to select the type of PCN you were served by the Hastings Borough Council (shown on the bottom part of the page).

After clicking on your specific type of Penalty Charge Notice, you should select “England” (Outside London). In the window which opens up, you should click on the orange box which reads “If you don’t agree with the PCN, you can make representations against it”.

After viewing the instructions on the following page, you need to click on “Start your appeal here” at the bottom of the webpage You will then be required to enter your Vehicle Registration Number, the reference number from the “Notice of Rejection” letter from the Hastings Borough Council, and your PCN number for which the appeal was rejected on this page.

You can use the online service to challenge multiple “Notices of Rejection” simultaneously. You will require a valid email address to create an account on the Traffic Penalty Tribunal website. You have to upload a copy of your “Notice of Rejection of Representations” letter to your application by using the Traffic Penalty Tribunal’s online portal.

You can upload evidence such as video clips of your traffic violation scenes (taken from inside your vehicle), medical certificates from a certified General Practitioner, maps of the area showing the exact distance your vehicle travelled inside a no-entry zone, and scanned copies of “pay and display” tickets. You should construct a strong appeals case to communicate your mitigating circumstances or to deliver your assertion that the traffic violation never occurred.

The Traffic Penalty Tribunal should be able to ascertain the legitimacy of your situation by viewing evidence material uploaded to the PCN appeals system.

Your appeal of the “Notice of Rejection of Representations” should be submitted to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal within 28 days of receiving your Notification of Rejection from the Hastings Borough Council. You must avail yourself of this chance of a free and independent hearing of your case. 

You will be able to contact the Traffic Penalty Tribunal adjudicator during the formulation of your appeal. The result of your appeal will be communicated to you within 14-28 days of submitting your representation. If the adjudicator decides the case in your favour, the PCN will be cancelled by the Hastings Borough Council.

Conclusion

This blog post addressed the question “How Can I Challenge A Beauport Holiday Park PCN?” You need to carefully construct a PCN challenge by taking into account all the factors (which can be demonstrated by supporting evidence) influencing your actions leading to the Parking, Bus Lane or Moving Traffic contravention A strong appeals case backed by authentic evidence proving that the PCN was issued in error (or by overlooking your mitigating circumstances) will never go to waste as “A Notice of Rejection of Representations” from the Hastings Borough Council can be disputed at the Traffic Penalty Tribunal.

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