Mr Mustard doesn’t like paying wrongly issued parking fines. Here he helps readers solve their parking ticket problems. If you have a fine you believe was unfair, a question about the rules, or an example of bad practice, contact us here.
Posted on 7:20am Saturday 24th January 2015
I was fined for parking on a single yellow line while I dropped my daughter at a class - and the traffic warden told me to drive away!
Posted on 2:33pm Friday 10th October 2014
Barnet parking didn't send their usual reminder to renew residents' parking permits, so both mine and my husband's lapsed unbeknown to us. Yesterday we found my car issued with a parking penalty.
Posted on 1:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
Traffic wardens are allowed to break the rules if they are looking for people to ticket, it has emerged.
Posted on 12:10pm Saturday 5th July 2014
I was fined for parking in the Saracens event day zone, but didn't realise it was an event day.
Posted on 11:22am Wednesday 25th June 2014
“Mob handed” bailiffs clamped a 77-year-old’s car and demanded she fork out hundreds of pounds over claims she failed to pay a parking ticket.
Posted on 11:50am Monday 26th May 2014
I was sitting in my car when a traffic warden popped up from nowhere and took a photo of the tax disc - is this allowed?
Posted on 7:40am Saturday 17th May 2014
The road I parked in has no restrictions on parking but when I returned I found a parking ticket from Barnet Borough Council on my car claiming “27 Parked in a special enforcement area adjacent to a dropped footway”.
Posted on 10:10am Saturday 26th April 2014
'I couldn't move my car due to a migraine - then traffic wardens gave me three parking tickets in a little over 24 hours'
Posted on 2:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014
Many residents have commented on the large number of blue badges they have seen on cars in our high streets and their doubts whether all of these are being used legitimately.
Posted on 3:40pm Tuesday 1st April 2014
An audiologist came to fit Grandma’s new hearing aids. Grandma, 88, lives in Finchley, N2, and residents' parking is all day. So she gave the audiologist one of the old half-day permits.
Posted on 3:20pm Thursday 27th March 2014
The problem I have concerns my father’s "blue badge" parking. He parks with the badge on display in a designated bay in front of his home in Holly Drive, Potters Bar and received a fine when he forgot to replace the badge after a shopping trip.
Posted on 3:55pm Monday 17th March 2014
I recently used two one-hour parking vouchers so that I could park for two hours in North Finchley. I scratched off the correct boxes and put the vouchers side-by-side but still got a parking ticket.