This blog serves to answer the question “How Can I Challenge An Evesham Town Council PCN?” A formal representation is incomplete without specific evidence documents, photographs, or video clips that show the driver’s point of view of the alleged traffic contravention. Hard work is required to actively collect and preserve evidence relating to your entire day’s driving actions as the slightest of errors can result in the breach of a Parking, Bus Lane, or Moving traffic restriction.

How Can I Challenge An Evesham Town Council PCN?

As Wychavon District Council is responsible for enforcing Parking, Bus Lane, and Moving Traffic contraventions at locations across Evesham Town Council, you need to visit the Wychavon Council website or send a written formal representation on their Parking Services address to challenge your Evesham PCN. The Wychavon District Council will also decide the result of your PCN challenge and will either choose to withdraw your PCN or send you a Notice of Rejection of Representations.

You can challenge your PCN by mentioning any mitigating circumstances which affected your driving abilities or by proving that the traffic contravention never happened. In order to do this, you must correctly recall the events of the Parking, Bus Lane, or Moving traffic violation from your point of view. It is necessary to attach authentic photos or video evidence to describe your version of events on the scene of the traffic violation. Video footage and still photographs from inside the vehicle (taken on the scene) can also show for instance, how you tried to apply the brakes to your vehicle on time or to steer it properly in the correct direction.

Your grounds for appealing an Evesham Town Council PCN must not include excuses such as not being aware of the traffic contraventions in place at a certain parking zone, bus lane or road junction. Any reasons for PCN your challenge which may indicate forgetfullness on your part also need to be eliminated by staying focused on the route you have to take and by memorising the contravention codes enforced at different locations (as your vision may miss out a traffic sign). Forgetfulness and carelessness both convey a disregard for traffic restrictions enforced in the Evesham Town Council.

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.

What is the procedure for appealing against an Evesham Town Council PCN?

You can submit a formal representation to your Evesham Town Council PCN by writing a letter addressed to the Wychavon District Council or by filling in the online formal representation form on the Wychavon District Council website. Evesham Town is a part of Wychavon District Council and Wychavon District Council is responsible for serving and dealing with Penalty Charge Notices in the Town Council. So a Penalty Charge Notice issued in Evesham Town Council is actually a Wychavon PCN.

You can submit a formal representation to your Evesham Town Council PCN by writing a letter addressed to the Wychavon District Council or by filling in the online formal representation form on the website..

You need to brainstorm reasons to challenge an Evesham Town Council PCN from the day of the incident and list them down in word processing software or on paper. It is essential to have some authentic evidence to attach with your PCN appeal in the form of video footage of the traffic violation, medical certificates explaining your mitigating circumstances or pay and display tickets. 

The evidence must be matched with the grounds for your appeal before describing the incident from your point of view. Your rough formal representation can be edited for clarity multiple times before it is ready to attach to your online appeal to the Wychavon District Council. You need to visit the Wychavon District Council website to submit a formal representation to your PCN. You have to open this webpage to enter your PCN number and Vehicle Registration Number. Also, remember to tick against the privacy notice acknowledgement. You need to click on “Start Appeal”  to view your PCN details before filling in the online appeals form.

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

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

Another way to send in your Evesham Town Council PCN challenge is by mail. You can write down a formal representation on paper and attach evidence documents or photographs to the form by using a stapler or paper clip. Your letter should mention your PCN number, date of issue of the PCN, your vehicle registration number, and personal details. 

Evidence to support your formal representation can be attached to the form by using a stapler or paper clip. Your PCN appeals form and all accompanying evidence documents (enclosed in an envelope) need to be sent to:

Parking Services Unit,

Wychavon District Council,

Queen Elizabeth Drive,

Pershore,

Worcestershire,

WR10 1PT

You can also hand in your PCN Challenge to any of the 3 Community Contact Centres located at Pershore Civic Centre, Droitwich Contact Centre, or the Evesham Contact Centre. The closest location to residents of Evesham Town Council would be Evesham Contact Centre. The Evesham Contact Centre is located at this address:

Evesham Community Contact Centre,

Evesham Library,

Oat Street,

Evesham,

WR11 4PJ

Evesham Contact Centre is open on Fridays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. If you want to visit the location to submit your formal representation outside of these hours, you should call on 01386 565000 and hold for the operator to book an appointment.

You need to print out your formal representation if you have created it on a computer and attach photographs, maps, parking permits, or other physical evidence to the letter by using a stapler or pin. It can also be written on your Notice to Owner document, by hand, and evidence documents can be attached by a paper clip or arranged in a folder (if it contains a collection of photographs or detailed medical reports).

All these components of your Wychavon PCN challenge need to be enclosed in a properly sealed envelope and taken to Pershore Civic Centre, Evesham Contact Centre, or the Droitwich Contact Centre.

On which grounds can I challenge an Evesham Town Council Bus  Lane CCTV PCN?

You can challenge a Bus Lane CCTV PCN from the Wychavon District Council on the following grounds :

  • You did not enter a bus lane during operational hours and the CCTV has wrongly charged you with a PCN as you were just trying to access premises next to the bus lane. Contravention code 34 J.
  • You did not ignore or disregard a “no entry” sign for a bus lane, the contravention code 51 J needs to be mentioned, before proving that the violation didn’t happen. 
  • Your vehicle was not parked in a bus lane during its operational hours. Contravention code 34M or 34 F.

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

A Parking PCN in the Evesham Town 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 Evesham Town 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

How Can I Pay a PCN in Evesham Town Council?

You can pay a PCN in the Evesham Town Council on the Wychavon District online payments page, by sending a check or postal order through the mail, or by calling on the Wychavon District Council’s automated payments hotline.

To make your PCN fine payment online, you should visit the Wychavon District Council website. On this page, you need to click on “Pay a Penalty Charge Notice” In this window you need to select your payment type which can be either “Penalty Charge Notice WH” or “Penalty Charge Notice ZW”. After making the selection by checking your Penalty Charge Notice number, you can enter your first name, surname, telephone number, email address, and postal address. 

Once all these details have been entered, you can click on “Next”. In the next step of paying your PCN, you need to enter your PCN number and your payment card details to complete the online payment process. Wychavon District Council accepts Mastercard, Visa Card, Visa Debit Card, and Maestro Card for PCN payment.

You might want to call on Wychavon District Council’s automated payments hotline.  For this, you have to call on 03300 889 686. On the call, you will need to enter your PCN number and your payment card details. You can use the * key to enter the letters in your PCN number. This payment hotline is available from Monday to Friday, between 09:00 am and 05:00 pm. You should wait to receive a confirmation code for your PCN payment before ending the call.

You can also pay your Evesham Town Council PCN by sending a check or postal order payable to “Wychavon District Council”. You also need to attach the payment slip in your “Notice To Owner” document to this payment. The check or postal order should have your PCN number and Vehicle Registration Number written at the back. This payment needs to be sent to:

Parking Services Unit,

Wychavon District Council,

Queen Elizabeth Drive,

Pershore,

Worcestershire,

WR10 1PT

What will happen if I don’t pay my Evesham Town Council 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 Evesham Town Council. As per your driving license rules, you are bound to abide by Parking, Bus Lane, and Moving Traffic contravention codes in Evesham Town Council.

If you neither pay your Evesham Town Council 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 Wychavon District 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 Wychavon PCN with the Traffic Penalty Tribunal if the Wychavon District Council dismisses my appeal?

Yes, you can dispute the decision of the Wychavon District 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 Wychavon District 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 Wychavon District 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 Wychavon District 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 Wychavon District Council.

Conclusion

This blog post addressed the question “How Can I Challenge An Evesham Town Council PCN?” You must have photographs or video footage of your driving actions in order to successfully challenge a Bus Lane or Moving Traffic PCN. It is advisable for you to see the CCTV footage relating to your contravention before writing down your formal representation because it is this statement that you have to successfully contest in order to get your PCN cancelled.

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