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Frustrating business. Does any one else have problems?
17:41 (0 minutes ago)
Please enter the permit reference number and your applicant ID.
Apparently it is only possible to renew parking permits consecutively. I am not allowed to park elsewhere for a few weeks and still renew online. I am now a first time applicant again. If only they'd told me that I could have gone through the other system days earlier.
But - when I use the first time system it does actually recognise me. It knows where I live from my previous application and from council tax account number. I wonder why I still have to upload a scanned document as proof of my address?
It knows that my car is still the same car as before. Insurance companies know the make colour and date of first registration merely from the registration. I have to tell them all these things, and upload a scanned copy of the log book!
Having done all these things I come to make the final payment:
What sort of system is this?
To Nick Walkley CEO Haringey
Don't risk parking in the area during CPZ hours.
If a parking warden notices you have an expired CPZ permit they will issue a penalty notice regardless of the difficulties you are having to renew your permit.
Of course I did not expect to get a free permit from Nick Walkley so I went this afternoon to 48 Station Road, where, to suit our great computer, we are all nobbut numbers waiting for a female robot to call us to a numbered desk , where cloned clerks clatter keyboards clandestinely on the other side of a 30 metre long bank of office furniture. Mine was a bit supercilious to start with but soon came up trumps. "Did you know you've got a permit on the system that expires on 13th October 2015?" she asked. I didn't. I was delighted. "Could you print it for me?" "Certainly" "Thank you".
Wouldn't it be lovely if it's the one for which I paid £0.00. Or maybe Nick had already had it issued and I'll get his email in the next day or two.