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A lot of silly answers and a lot of constructive answers...to those saying yellow lines are yellow lines you are wrong and this much i have learned and when i emailed Sheffield council to demonstrate through images a faded legal line and a faded non legal line they refuse to answer or ignore the email why? because they will not respond impartially if they know you have a case against them as they search your email address prior to a response and then respond if they can even be bothered which i think is wrong as a email address can belong to a business or group user not a individual.

 

Sheffield City council operator Ellie looked at my photo and agreed that it wasn't substantial but she said and i quote they will still argue it. this also said outside bramwell lane there are double yellows on john street with no closure on the end hence non conforming!! free football parking!! and outside there very own office on the moor in the HMRC building there are equally faded double yellow lines that run into a official pay and display bay and directly on the corner entrance to the hotel loading area!! so do 2 wrongs make a right? one idiot I noticed posted with reference to a drunk person but then know the facts before making a statement so ridiculous as its people like this who suffer and bow to poor regulations making fat cats fatter. I have a friend in London who is a active traffic warden who to tells me that the PCN should not be upheld and is aiding my case. so any more comparisons would be appreciated...clever dicks please just observe :)

 

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You are coming across as one yourself..

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Planner 1, as a experience motorist I have admit by knowledge of the highway code is nowhere near your level, although I think it is above average, but was sadly lacking in this case,

It was a urban Clearway even when shown, sadly I though that even applied to the road only my mistake.

However my point is sadly on the advice of a warden "1" Maybe a year ago who should know that's why I asked him if I could unload there, , I have been ticketed by warden "2"

On wardens "2" advice, unless I had checked up I could have even ticketed by warden "3" unless I cleverly check up myself!

Warden 2 advised me to park on double yellow (which is ok! I was not aware!) But this position was within 10 yards of a junction, would have clearly obstructed of motorists, been a danger to pedestrians blocking there view on a dropped kurb area to aid disabled crossing (the only reason I checked is because I wouldn't have dreamed of parking there and could believe I could!)

I am aware with a wardens permission you can unload a" anywhere" make sure you have their number etc

So sadly I was given bad advice by people who should know and who I specifically asked as unsure, HELP!

My next point is although clearly now I was parked in a wrong area , it could not be deemed as obstructive or dangerous ,given the location, if it had been in any way so I would have accepted the ticket gracefully!

Clearly the warden could have in this case could have approached me and informed me using common sense and humanity,

I accept they have a difficult job to do, but clearly I am not the only one who is sadly lacking information ( but if it was my job ....),

So more training for wardens I think, and maybe better advertised info for us commoners!

I have much respect for wardens and the difficult job they do, sadly after meeting this individual due to his manner , this much is much less, not very big of me I know! To quote a passer by " get a proper job" sadly mate you are wrong he's got a proper job, " you bleep bleep bleep" sadly mate in the case of this individual , and manner in which he conducted himself you maybe right??

You are a" public servant" good manners and politeness cost nothing, take a lesson from the bloke you gave the ticket to! Cheers!

Planner1 please keep giving you knowledgeable advise to all much appreciated

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If anyone receives a ticket on Sheffields poorly maintained roads including markings reflecting restrictions challenge them I today have challenged mine in a face to face hearing and win hands down and over the weeks running upto this I've noticed bus gates, give way markings, outside schools hardly seen no stopping zig zags seriously faded which of course doesn't help the children there suppose to protect in the area through poor management of our tax's and road tax paid to Sheffield city council. The council submit and stupidly amount of wasted paper in a mini bible format to try and over power you and bully you into paying as your going to lose tactic well no there wrong and so is there attitude towards maintenance of road markings and so I sent a equally length document submitting my case to show not only from the councils own evidence was incorrect but also that there photos supported there own case to be fowl play so if anyone else falls fowl of a parking ticket on a poorly managed road there's a lot of criteria and under knowledge that can aid in having it voided but beware there's a lot of old wife's tales too. If anyone needs my advise or help let me know in more than happy to help.. Equally why not report using the councils free online reporting your streets road markings if they need a fresh lick of paint and modernise your own neighbourhood roads as the council would rather keep the budgets to a minimum spend to protect there executives huge pensions and pay packs... So if anyone out there received a ticket pre September 2015 from Granville road contest it based on my case and claim back what's yours :)

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I've noticed bus gates, give way markings, outside schools hardly seen no stopping zig zags seriously faded which of course doesn't help the children there suppose to protect

 

While you do have a point to some degree, at some stage you have to use common sense and not be a muppet and park on zig zags or outside schools just because they're faded.

 

If people need markings to tell them to give way or identify a bus gate then I wonder if they should be driving.

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The council submit and stupidly amount of wasted paper in a mini bible format to try and over power you and bully you into paying as your going to lose tactic

 

So you mean that they submit to the adjudicator a comprehensive evidence pack to back up their contention that you contravened a waiting restriction?

 

If they didn't, wouldn't you be criticising them for not taking the process seriously?

 

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Equally why not report using the councils free online reporting your streets road markings if they need a fresh lick of paint and modernise your own neighbourhood roads as the council would rather keep the budgets to a minimum spend to protect there executives huge pensions and pay packs...

 

The Council have put in place a highway maintenance contract that costs £2 billion over a 25 year period. I hardly think that is skimping on budgets.

 

The amount the Council put into the contract every year is fixed, so it doesn't make a jot of difference to the Council's budgets however many requests are received to refresh yellow lines etc. Their contractor, Amey take the risk on that.

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The Council have put in place a highway maintenance contract that costs £2 billion over a 25 year period. I hardly think that is skimping on budgets

 

Slightly off topic, but does anyone check the standard of repairs done after roadworks on recently re-surfaced roads?

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Historical underfunding is the reason that the lines are so degraded as to be unenforceable in so many locations though.

 

It may well be related to funding, but my impression is that the durability of lines painted, both in depth and quality of material, has declined over the years.

 

It may well be that the accepted specifications have changed, but they are rarely fit for purpose and I see junction markings wearing out after 2 years.

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