Dear Westminster City Council,
Context: I am seeking to understand how likely it is that a car parking incorrectly in a resident parking bay will get a PCN.
* What hours of the week do parking inspectors monitor the resident parking bays on Bedford St (from New Row to Chandos Place), Chandos Place and Henrietta St (WC2R)
* Roughly what is the expected or likely maximum time a given residential parking bay will go unchecked?
* Under what, if any, circumstances would a parking inspector who sees a car not displaying a valid resident parking permit not issue a ticket?
* Under what, if any, circumstances would a parking inspector who sees a car displaying a valid resident parking permit but parked in a suspend parking bay not issue a ticket?
* Assuming there is a "virtual permit" system that allows a car to have valid resident parking status but not need to display a permit:
(a) under what circumstances does this happen -- e.g. whilst a permit is in the post
(b) for up to how long might such a "virtual permit" be issued
(c) very roughly (+/-5% is fine) what % of zone G (or across the borough as a whole if much easier) vehicles have such a "virtual permit" vs a permit that require displays
Many thanks in advance for your help with this query.