This is one of a series of letters I wished I'd sent. As I never did send it, I felt free to put it in poetic form. A bit over the top? Moi?? NEVER!!
By the way, if you ever feel that a parking ticket was unjustified, and you have a reasonable reason for what you did and where you parked, it is always worth objecting, because, even if your reason doesn't fall within a category specified on the parking notice, the local authorities have discretion to waive the fine. Of course they don't usually use this discretion, but you need to know that it is available, and that you do have a little leeway to appeal.
Just remember, the local authority has a financial interest in issuing parking tickets and insisting on payment. They are not acting as independent arbiters of your case.
What normally happens is that the Local Authority rejects your objection and continues to insist that you must pay your fine. They then send you a formal Notice, and you are given a specified time in which to pay up or appeal in writing to the local Independent Parking Offence Tribunal. You may feel that it is pointless to persist with your appeal if the Local Authority have rejected it, but this is not the case - provided that you can produce the evidence appropriate to your circumstances (e.g. a photograph, badge or whatever) and set out your reasons logically in a written statement or letter, you stand a reasonable chance of having your appeal accepted by the Tribunal. If it is still rejected, they must notify you that you have a right to appeal to the Appeal Tribunal. A date is then set for you to present your case in writing or in person. You don't have to take a day off work, because it can all be done in writing.
A very high proportion of Appeals are accepted.