Where parking is restricted in an area it is known as a controlled zone. It means that single yellow lines do not need to be signed individually. Parking bays must be signed if they have different terms from the controlled zone terms which you will see on the sign for the zone. For example if the parking bays are business bays only or for residents.
When the signs are erected, they must follow procedure and it’s always worth double checking that the sign has been installed correctly because if it isn’t you should be able to appeal you ticket.
While your checking the signs, its worth measuring the width of the parking bays and making sure that the line are painted correctly just to make sure the parking ticket is valid.
One last tip! Always call the local council and check the ticket hasn’t already been issues, sometimes if the traffic warden has made a mistake on the ticket they will cancel it and create another one. You can’t be given 2 tickets for the same offence so the council must go by the first one which will be invalid, this happens quite often, but youll find it hard to get the information of the first ticket from the council.