This blog serves to answer the question “How Can I Challenge A Bromley PCN?” A Bromley PCN can be challenged successfully if you have material evidence to support your case. You should be able to identify a Band B road from a Band A road in the London Borough of Bromley as it has a lesser PCN fine.

How Can I Challenge A Bromley PCN?

You can challenge a Penalty Charge Notice served in the London Borough of Bromley by writing a formal representation letter to the council. This letter should preferably contain some extra photographs (from the scene) of your mitigating circumstances such as a broken down car.

 You can also send in medical certificates to explain the mitigating circumstances which led to your traffic contravention but they should be backed by a reasonable explanation of how you still tried your best to avoid the traffic violation. 

A Bromley PCN can also be challenged online on the London Borough of Bromley’s official website by entering your PCN number and vehicle registration number. You can dispute your PCN by uploading a video of the same incident ( if you made one) which shows your vehicle successfully avoiding the restricted bus lane or no entry zone. Such a video must have a date stamp matching the one on the CCTV evidence provided on the London Borough of Bromley website.

It is essential for you to compile a strong appeals case before sending in your challenge so as to avoid being served a “Notice of Rejection of Representations”, which means the council has denied your PCN appeal. The time and effort you put in to formulating an appeal will end up saving you £130 or £110 (on a Band B road).

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 fine or monetary penalty for driving offences. A PCN can be issued for any legal traffic contravention, such as a parking contravention, moving traffic contravention or bus lane violation.

The charges of your PCN will also vary depending on whether it has been issued for a higher level violation or for a lower level violation. A PCN may also be served for refusing to pay road charges.

A PCN may be issued by a Civil Enforcement Officer or by CCTV. You will be given 28 days to respond to a Penalty Charge Notice.

 If you fail to pay the fine or appeal it, you will be sent a charge certificate which increases the PCN fine by 50% of its original value.

What is the procedure for appealing against a PCN from the London Borough of Bromley?

You can appeal against a PCN from the London Borough of Bromley by writing to the Council. You can write a PCN appeal to the Council mentioning your PCN number and vehicle registration number. You can also include the text of the sections of the Traffic Management Act 2004 or the Road Traffic Act 1988 relating to your case.The PCN appeal should also be signed and dated by you on the last page. This letter along with any documents, pay or display tickets or photographs attached as proof needs to be sent to:

Parking Services,

PO Box 1166,

Wellington House,

Uxbridge,

UB8 9BD

You can also challenge your Bromley PCN online by clicking here On this webpage you need to enter your PCN number and Vehicle Registration number and click “”Search” to start your PCN challenge. . 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.

You can view CCTV camera footage of your traffic contravention before constructing your PCN appeal.The reasons for you disputing the PCN must be listed down on paper first and explained using the wording of relevant traffic regulations. These reasons need to be formally compiled into an appeals letter to be submitted to the London Borough of Bromley along with any material evidence.

So you can take 3 to 4 days for recollecting your thoughts about the traffic violation incident and even check your vehicle to recall the position in which it was parked that day. If you were driving with a passenger, their observations of the scene from the back seat of your vehicle could also help you to explain exactly what happened. Evidence including photos and videos can be attached online using the Bromley Council website.

On which Roads Can I be charged a Penalty Charge Notice?

The roads on which you can be charged a Penalty Charge Notice in the London Borough of Bromley are:

  • The section of Addington Road between Borough Boundary and Glebe Road. This road lies in the area of Bromley Hayes Village and West Wickham Village.
  • Albany Road, located in Chislehurst suburban district.
  • Anerley Hill Road, located in the area of Penge urban district near Crystal Palace Railway station
  • Anerley Road, located in the area of Penge urban district.
  • The Avenue Road, located in West Wickham suburban district
  • Beckingham Lane located in the area of Bromley Town Ward
  • Beckingham Road, located in the area of Bromley Town Ward.
  • The portion of Beckingham Road located in West Wickham suburban district.
  • Bickley Park Road, located in the area of Bromley Town Ward.
  • Bickley Road, located in the area of Bromley Town Ward
  • Bourne Way, is located in the area of Bromley Hayes Village
  • Bourne Common, located in the area of Bromley Town Ward
  • Bromley Hill Road , located in the area of Bromley Town Ward. 
  • Bromley Road, located in the Chislehurst suburban district
  • Burnt Ash Lane is located in the area of Bromley Town Ward.
  • Buck Cross Road is located in the area of Chelsfield Village.
  • Centre Common Road, is located in the Chislehurst suburban district
  • Chelsfield Lane is located in Orpington Town.
  • Chelsfield Road is located in Orpington Town
  • Chislehurst Road, located in the area of Petts Wood Town and Orpington Town
  • Clockhouse Road, located in Beckenham Town
  • College Road, located in the area of Bromley Town Ward.
  • Corkscrew Hill, located in the area of West Wickham suburban district
  • Court Road, located in Orpington Town
  • Cray Avenue, located in the area of St. Mary Cray Village
  • Crofton Lane,located in Orpington Town
  • Crofton Road, located in Orpington Town.
  • Crossways Road, located in Beckenham Town
  • Crown Lane, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • Crown Lane Spur, located in Bromley Town Ward 
  • Croydon Road, located in the area of Anerley suburban district and Penge urban district
  • Croydon Road, located in Beckenham Town
  • Croydon Road, located in Keston Village
  • Croydon Road, located in West Wickham suburban district.
  • Crystal Palace Park Road, located in the Penge urban district
  • Cudham Lane North, located in Cudham Village
  • Cudham Lane South, located in Cudham Village
  • Downe Road, located in Leaves Green Village
  • A section of Eden Park Avenue, located in Beckenham Town to the west of Crossways Road and South of Village Way
  • Elmers Road End, located in Beckenham Town
  • Elmerside Road, located in Beckenham Town
  • Farnborough Common, located in Orpington Town
  • Farnborough Way, located in Orpington Town
  • Franks Wood Avenue, located in Petts Wood Village
  • Gleb Way, located in West Wickham Village
  • A section of Goodmead Road, located in Orpington Town to the south of Perry Hall Road
  • Grays Road, located near Biggin Hill
  • Green Lane, located in the Penge urban district
  • Hamlet Road, located in the Penge urban district.
  • Hastings Road located in Bromley Town Ward.
  • Hewitts Road, located in Chestlefied Village
  • A section of Bromley High Street, located in Bromley Town Ward north of Market square
  • Bromley High Street, located in Beckenham Town
  • Bromley High Street, located in the Chislehurst suburban district
  • Bromley High Street,located in Downe Village
  • High Street High, located in Street Green
  • A section of Bromley High Street, located in Orpington Town north of Chislehurst Road
  • Bromley High Street, located in Penge urban district
  • Bromley High Street, located in West Wickham Village
  • Addington Road, located in the area of Bromley Hayes Village and West Wickham Village
  • Jail Lane, located in the area of Biggin HIll
  • Kent House Road, located in Penge Urban district
  • Kentish Way, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • Laurie Park Road, located in Penge urban district
  • Leaves Green Road, located in Leaves Green Village
  • Leesons Hill, located in Chislehurst suburban district
  • Lennard Road, located in Penge urban district
  • Links Way, located in Beckenham Town
  • London Hill, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • London Road, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • Luxted Road, located in Downe Village
  • Main Road, located in the area of Biggin Hill
  • Manor Road, located in Beckham Town
  • Market Square, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • Monks Orchard Road, located in West Wickham Village
  • Newlands Park, located in Penge urban district
  • New Road Hill, located in Downe Village
  • North End Lane located in Downe Village
  • Oakley Road, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • Orpington Bypass, located in Orpington Town
  • Parish Lane, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • Park Road, located in Orpington Town
  • Perry Hall Road, located in Orpington Town
  • Perry Street, located in Chislehurst suburban district
  • Plaistowe Lane, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • Ravenswood Crescent, located in West Wickham Village
  • Rectory Road, located in Beckenham Town
  • Red Hill, located in Chislehurst suburban district
  • Rookery Road, located in Downe Village
  • Royal Parade, located in Chislehurst suburban district
  • Rushmore Hill Knockholt
  • Sayes Court Road, located in St. Pauls Cray suburban district
  • Selby Road, located in Penge urban district
  • Sevenoaks Road Pratts Bottom and Orpington Town
  • Seven Oaks Way, located in  St Pauls Cray
  • Seymour Villas, located in Penge urban district
  • Shire Lane, located in Farnborough Village
  • Shoreham Lane, located in Chelsfield Village
  • Shortlands Road, located in Shortland suburban district
  • Sidcup by-pass, located in St. Pauls Cray suburban district
  • Single Street, located in Downe Village Bromley 
  • Southborough Lane, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • Southborough Road
  • South Eden Park Road
  • Southend Road, located in Beckenham Town
  • Spur Road, is located in Orpington Town
  • Station Approach
  • Station Road
  • St. Pauls Cray Road
  • Stonepark Avenue
  • Sundridge Avenue
  • Summer Hill
  • The Green
  • Thesiger Road
  • Thicket Road
  • Towncourt Lane

All of the roads mentioned above are classified as Band A roads in the London Borough of Bromley.

Which are the Band B roads in the London Borough of Bromley?

The list of Band B roads in the London Borough of Bromley is as follows:

  • Baston Road, located in Bromley Hayes Village
  • Blacksmiths Lane, located in St Mary Cray Village
  • Chislehurst Road, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • CrockenHill Road, located in St Mary Cray Village
  • Farnborough Hill, located in Farnborough Village
  • Green Lane, located in Chislehurst suburban district
  • Grove Park Road, located in Mottingham suburban district
  • Hayes Lane, located in Beckenham Town
  • Hayes Lane, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • Hayes Road, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • Hayes Street, located in Bromley Hayes Village
  • Heathfield Road, located in Keston Village
  • Heathfield Lane, located in Chislehurst suburban district
  • High Street, located in Farnborough Village
  • Homesdale Road, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • Loop Road, located in Chislehurst suburban district
  • Maidstone Road, located in Sidcup suburban district
  • Manor Park Road, located in Chislehurst suburban district
  • Mill Brook Road, located in St. Mary Cray Village and Chislehurst suburban district
  • Old Hill, located in Chislehurst suburban district
  • Orpington Road, located in Chislehurst suburban district
  • Page Heath Lane, located in Chislehurst suburban district
  • Parish Lane, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • Pickhurst Lane, located in Bromley Town Ward.
  • Prince Imperial Road, located in Chislehurst suburban district
  • Station Road, located in St Mary Cray Village
  • Watts Lane, located in Chislehurst suburban district
  • Westmoreland Road, located in Bromley Town Ward
  • Wickham Road, located in Beckenham Town

How can I pay a PCN in the London Borough of Bromley?

You can pay a PCN in the London Borough of Bromley through the postal service, by telephone, in person or online here

The London Borough of Bromley website provides an online payment service for PCN fines. You need to open this webpage to access the Penalty Charge Notice payments portal. Your PCN number and vehicle registration number have to be entered to initiate the payment process.

 In the next window, you will be required to provide your payment card details. Bromley Council accepts VisaCard, MasterCard, Maestro Card, DeltaCard, Electron Card, and Solo Card.

You can also pay on the London Borough of Bromley’s automated payments hotline by dialling: 0330 088 4681.. Next, you will be required to provide your payment card details, PCN Number, and vehicle registration number. This payment hotline is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The London Borough of Bromley also accepts PCN fine payments by post. You need to send a check, postal order, or bank draft payable to “London Borough of Bromley”. You can write down your PCN Number and Vehicle Registration Number on the back of your check or postal order.

Send your PCN fine payment to this address:

Parking Services,

PO Box 1166,

Wellington House,

Uxbridge,

UB8 9BD

The London Borough of Bromley also accepts PCN fine payments in person. For this purpose you need to visit the Bromley Civic Centre to pay your PCN fine in cash. You need to visit between 8:30 am and 5:00pm from Monday to Friday.

The Bromley Civic Centre is located at this address:

Bromley Civic Centre,

Stockwell Close,

Bromley BR1 3UH

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

The 3 kinds of PCNs served in the London Borough of Bromley are a Parking PCN, a Bus Lane PCN, and a Moving Traffic PCN.

The Penalty Charge Notice fine for a Bromley Parking PCN is set at £130 for a higher level PCN or £80 for a lower level PCN. You will be paying either £130 or £80 depending on your level of traffic offence.

 There is a 50% discount applicable to both the PCNs. If you pay the higher level Parking PCN fine within 14 days, it reduces to £65. Similarly, with the 50% discount, the low-level PCN fine reduces to £40 if you pay the lower level fine within 21 days.

For a Bus Lane or moving traffic PCN, the payable amount is £130 if paid within 28 days. If you pay a Bus Lane PCN or a moving traffic PCN within 14 days, you only have to pay £65

These charges apply to the 3 kinds of PCNs you can be given on Band A roads in Bromley Council, Band B roads have a £110 fine for a higher level Parking PCN and a £60 fine for a lower level PCN. Bus Lane and moving traffic PCNs are also charged at the higher level traffic violation rate of £110.

There is also a 50% discount (given certain conditions) on the PCNs served on Band B roads in the London Borough of Bromley. If a higher level PCN issued on Band B roads is paid within 14 days, it will cost you just £55. You will need to pay £30 if you pay a lower-level Band B Road parking PCN within 21 days. 

If a Bus Lane PCN or moving traffic PCN served on a Band B road in the London Borough of Bromley is paid within 14 days, it will be a £55 fine.

What happens if I fail to pay a PCN from the London Borough of Bromley within 28 days?

If you fail to pay a PCN from the London Borough of Bromley within 28 days, you will be sent a charge certificate from Transport for London. A charge certificate increases your PCN fine by 50%. 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 against you ( by the London Borough of Bromley).

 When the charge certificate is also not paid within 14 days, you will receive a “Notice of Debt Registration” and a witness certificate from Transport for London. This witness certificate is pretty much your last chance of proving the alleged traffic contravention mentioned on your PCN never happened.

 The unpaid amount mentioned on the charge certificate will be treated as debt with your local Traffic Enforcement Centre. A court order for recovery of debts enforces that the charge certificate amount must be paid within 14 days or the court will be forced to sanction the use of additional powers to recover the money from you.

Can I dispute a Bromley PCN with the London Tribunals if the council dismisses my appeal?

Yes, you can dispute a Bromley PCN with the Traffic Adjudicators at London Tribunals within 28 days of getting your “Notice of Rejection of Representations” from the council. You have to fill in the form provided to you with the Notice of Rejection and mail it to this postal address:

London Tribunals,

PO Box 10598,

Nottingham,

NG6 6DR

 You can also choose to dispute the “Notice of Rejection” from your council with the London Tribunals online by clicking on the “Access the Appellants Portal” button on this webpage. All you will be required to do is simply enter your Vehicle Registration Number, PCN number, and the reference number or code from your “Notice of Rejection of Representations” letter.

You can attach copies of evidence documents online to back up your appeal against the decision of the London Borough of Bromley. Such evidence may also include a signed and dated written statement describing what happened on the scene according to the viewpoint of a bystander.

London Tribunals will notify both you and the Bromley Council of the hearing date. If the London Borough of Bromley contests your appeal, it will provide you with a copy of its application along with the evidence sent by it to the Traffic Adjudicators at London Tribunals. In case the independent parking and traffic adjudicator decides the case in your favour, the London Borough of Bromley will promptly withdraw the PCN.

If the PCN is cancelled at this stage, you will have to pay nothing. If the London Tribunals decide the case in the council’s favour, you will be given another 28 days to pay the PCN fine.

How can I arrange a street party in the London Borough of Bromley?

For arranging a street party in Bromley you will be required to pay a fee of £564 to the council, which is used for implementing a Traffic Management Order for closing the road for the party. The Bromley Council actively supports street parties and operates a system for planning and conducting them in a safe and orderly manner.

The person planning the event should fill up and submit an online “Street Party application form” more than 12 weeks (3 months) before it takes place. The party planner also has the following duties:

  • To ensure that all the residents of the neighbourhood have been notified of the street party in advance. All these people should also grant their consent to the party taking place on the specific date and location.
  • To install flashing road danger lamps and road closure warning signs at each vehicle access point into the street party. Both these items can be purchased from local shops.
  • All the objects or decoration items being used in the street party should be mobile to permit emergency vehicles to pass through the zone.
  • The banners displayed on the road are at least a height of 7 metres above the road.
  • Temporary features for the street party are cleared once the event ends. The responsibility for clearing away any litter on the road also lies with the party organiser.
  • The street party does not involve bonfires on any section of the road or on any nearby grass.
  • The spot and installation of barbecue equipment and grills has been approved by the council in advance.
  • Any extra artificial lights are not run from the street lighting electricity connections.
  • Ensuring that the sale of alcohol is not permitted during the street party.

Conclusion

This blog post addressed the question “How Can I Challenge A Bromley PCN?” You should be aware of the traffic contraventions which apply to different roads and parking zones in the London Borough of Bromley. It is pointless to challenge a Penalty Charge Notice in the council if you have no idea of the specific bus lane or moving traffic restrictions in place at each road junction along your daily route.

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