I live within the Sharrowvale Parking Permit scheme which I resent having to pay to park outside my own house anyway, but that aside I have recieved 8 parking tickets since the scheme started!!
I got a new car a few months into it and the day I bought I parked on the street with the intention of ringing parking services to get a new permit with the new reg number but I didn't do it quick enough and got a ticket that day, fair enough and I paid it. While I was waiting for the permit I got another ticket, which I challenged and it was cancelled.
then I got another car as a stop gap while my other one was off the road for a while so had to get another permit at the cost of a fiver again. I rang parking services and was told to put a notice in the windscreen saying my permit was pending. So I did but got another ticket that day. And then in the 5 days that followed that I got 4 more!!! I challenged all 5 parking tickets and 4 was cancelled but 1 wasn't so that was a cost of £25 which I paid, BEGRUDGINGLY, and then got a letter a week or so later saying that I hadn't paid the fine so it had now gone up to £50!! so i had to challenge the challenge lol and eventually they agreed I had paid the £25 even though I didn't deserve it in the first place, as I have paid for a permit ever since the scheme was introduced!!
And then this morning I have got a ticket for parking in a disabled bay!! The ground is covered in snow and I didn't know you couldn't park there cos you can't see the markings but I guess I don't have a leg to stand on there so will prob have to pay it.
Last but not least my permit expired yesterday, I sent my renewal off a while ago but not got one back yet, I bet I'll have another ticket tomorrow for having an out of date permit!! Sheffield city council will be making their living off me!!!!!!