Welcome to Chiswick Appeals

Got a PCN in Chiswick?

You are not alone! In two years, around £5m has been issued in fines in Chiswick by Hounslow and Ealing Council.

You are probably here because you or a friend or relative has received a PCN—Penalty Charge Notice—for driving down a street in Chiswick which has been closed to through traffic.

In the past year, many thousands of PCNs have been issued for the following streets:

  • Turnham Green Terrace
    Restrictions have now been lifted and you can drive both ways!
    There is plenty of guidance on this website about this street, but hopefully—for now—you won't need it.

     

  • Fishers Lane
    Hounslow or Ealing Council. Still restricted and this is now permanent. We believe that not all the signs are compliant. Please look at the How to Appeal and Successful Appeals pages if you would like to appeal. We cannot provide personal advice, however.

     

  • Devonshire Road
    Hounslow Council. Some restrictions are now being lifted but will still be in place (bizarrely) between 5pm to 8am. The restrictions are only enforced if there is an enforcement vehicle on the street filming vehicles. There is no fixed camera at present although this may change. We don't hear of much enforcement at present.
     

  • Hartington Road
    Hounslow Council. Northbound from Chiswick Bridge end (you can still drive from the A4 towards the A316). If you receive a PCN, this is really very difficult to appeal. We would suggest in general that people pay their fine early to get the discount. 
    There are, however, a few cases of people appealing successfully - please look at our Successful Appeals page.
     

  • Staveley Road
    This is a school street. Hundreds of tickets are being issued here. If you get a ticket and wish to appeal, see the How to Appeal page.

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What happened?


Hounslow Council, along with other councils, have implemented the Streetspace programme to minimise car use and promote walking and cycling.

But, as a result, thousands of drivers—often people who are vulnerable and reliant on their cars—have been unfairly restricted, and people have been faced with punitive fines which many struggle to afford.

Often the signs are not clear, and people simply didn't realise that they could no longer drive down streets they have used all their lives for essential reasons. Many have come from other areas and didn't realise. Some of the signs are correct but rarely used or understood, and many are very unfamiliar in urban situations.

About this website

This website was designed to help people to appeal. Hundreds of people have successfully appealed.​

Some people have used this site to appeal tickets from other areas; we get 'thank you' letters from other areas of London and beyond!

Unfortunately, we can no longer offer personal advice and help to individuals, but we hope that the resources we have put together will help people to argue a good defence.

Help available​

This website offers basic help and advice on the following pages:

  • Why appeal?
    Why appealing can work and why it's worth doing. It won't cost you anything.

     

  • How to appeal
    We have provided some sample letters and pictures which apply to Fishers Lane and now Staveley Road, but they can be adapted for anywhere; people have used them all over the UK! We have removed our templates for Turnham Green Terrace.

     

  • Successful appeals for Chiswick
    Some successful adjudications for Fishers Lane and Hartington Road are listed, along with some advice on usage.

 

OneChiswick

OneChiswick is a group which is working to try and stop these restrictions being imposed, and to have them removed. As a result, ​Turnham Green is no longer restricted and Devonshire Road has fewer restrictions than initially imposed.

If you are interested in the campaign against these restrictions, please sign up to the website:

or join the Facebook group at:

We are no longer manning this Chiswick Appeals website actively but we do hope that you find the advice helpful. Most complaints are now about Fishers Lane and Staveley Road.

Good luck!